Brothers and sisters,

Talks have broken down, the contractors and the UA are at an impasse. 40 hours and 100% name hire key issues, our negotiation team can not accept this proposal. We can not emphasize enough how important this vote is and how it could impact our future as a union and your future as a member.

The negotiating committee believes that the 50/50 and 36 hour work week are things that were fought for and earned by our predecessors and should never be clawed back. These two issues are not about working conditions, they are about your future and your quality of life moving forward.

Your support is needed for a strong strike mandate to strengthen our negotiation position.

Our future depends on it.

Our general meeting and strike mandate vote will be held on:
Thursday, April 25th 2019 at 6:00pm
IBEW Local 586 Ottawa
1178 Rainbow Street

Angus Maisonneuve

  • Local 71

    United Association of Journeymen and
    Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting
    Industry of the USA and Canada

What's New

Plumbing License and Steamfitter License
We would like to congratulate Mr. Chad Martin, Mr. Benoit Lacroix, Mr. Jasmin St-Jean, Mr. Mathieu Lemieux, Mr. Corey Morel, Mr. Connor Mallon, Mr. Konner McLean, Mr. Andrew Bowers, Mr. Lindsay Beckwith, Mr. Curtis Renwick, Mr. Shayne Mulrooney, Mr. Ryan Weller and Mr. Julien Caron for the obtention of their Plumbing License and Mr. Luke Parker for his Steamfitter License. You should be proud of your achievement !
Happy Easter
happy easter
Ontario College of Trades

Changes to the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship System & College of Trades Fee Changes,
Click here

Golf tournament

FRIDAY MAY 31, 2019

The cut off date for the registration is April 30, 2019 after that date it will be TOO LATE

Click here for the registration form

Westboro Station Bus Crash
In regards to the deadly Westboro station bus crash please accept our sincere condolences  to the families and friends our hearts and prayers are with you.
Tornado in Gatineau

$2000 from UA Canada to Joel Nantais member who had his home devastated by the Tornado in Gatineau on September 21st.
Wishing you the best!

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Happy Birthday

Michael Laframboise

Martin McNaughton

Harvey Reid Schimmens

Eric Bourbonnais

Andrew Cahill


Annual Children's Christmas Party

Local 71 is organizing its Annual Christmas Party for the members' children, 10 years and under.

BILL 148 – PEL settlement

PEL settlement between the OPTC and MCAO (ICI Only). The nuts and bolts of it is - its to be paid on Base Rate plus Holiday on all hours earned – Retro Active to January 1 2018.

Click to download >> Bill 148 PEL-settlement

Cannabis act

*In regards of the new Cannabis act effective October 17TH 2018, we wish to inform you that UA local 71will follow the article 42 of the Ontario Provincial Agreement.

UA Canadian Standard for Excellence

It is the responsibility of the UA member to be fit for duty, ensuring a ZERO tolerance policy, on the job and in the UA local 71 Training classes. Alcohol and Drugs are strictly prohibited.

Mandatory registration

For who: all apprentices without exception
Date: fall session starting week of september 10th /2018
Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com

Click here to download the fall courses list


Don’t forget to register to the New Global Harmonized WHMIS, this course is MADANTORY to work in Ontario and Canada by July 2018. Don’t wait to the last minute, register with Eric at the local by email: or call: 613-728-0004

Attention Welders

Starting Friday, July 24th, we are re-starting the "Open Fridays" for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am.


9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rules to obtain a competence card from the province of Quebec
Plumbers and Steamfitters
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario, if you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s free. If you don’t have those courses, it’s $10.00. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and your licence of the Ministry of Ontario.
If you are a resident of Quebec with a valid licence of Ontario it is mandatory to have your Health and Safety course (ASP) from the province of Quebec, it will cost you $100.00 to get your certificate. Also, for a resident of Quebec, it is possible to avoid this fee of $ 100.00; when renewing; by presenting proof that you worked as a plumber or pipefitter in Ontario. To do so you will need to present to the C.C.Q. the following documents:
  • T4 from previous years 
  • A letter from your Employer indicating the number of hours worked in your trade OR a letter from Local 71, signed by the Business Manager, OR your pay stubs which confirms the number of hours you have worked in the previous years.
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario and you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s $100.00. If not, it is $10.00 more. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and a letter from the Union of 750 hours of work in the past year along with a T4 or your pay stubs.
If you are a resident of Quebec and want to renew your CCQ card, you will need to present your T4 or you pay stubs from previous years to prove that you have worked at least 320 hours per year after the expiration date of your license and a letter from your Employer or from Local 71 confirming that you have worked as a welder.
For more information please contact André Rondeau at (819) 246-3771.
1/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
Work Safety
All Affiliates, Members, Executives and Associated Contractors of the Building and Construction Trades Council encourage and support health and safety legislation on all our worksites.
For a safer Ontario, we are urged to call the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008 to report unsafe labour practice in any Ontario workplace.
Health and Safety is a shared responsibility and we have accepted the challenge from our Minister of Labour, Peter Fonseca, to make sure that everyone returns home safe and sound after work.
Our call to action is 1-877-202-0008. Display it prominently;
Share it widely; Use it wisely; Use it!
Call 1-877-202-0008 to help save a life!
1/2/2011 12:00:00 AM
If you have a Reinstatement
  • You will not be dispatched to work.
  • You will not be eligible for the subsidy program.
  • You will not be entitled to your life insurance.

Please make sure that you are in good standing.