Local 71 is organizing its Annual Christmas Party for the members’ children, 10 years and under. The event will take place at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, located at 200 Coventry Road Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4S3 on SUNDAY, December 4th, 2022. Entertainment will be provided and of course Santa will be in attendance. Admission is free!!

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  • Local 71

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

What's New

Plumber's License
We would like to congratulate Alex Monette for the obtention of his Plumber's Licenses.  You should be proud of your achievement !  
Notice of death
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Member Robert Tourangeau who passed away August 23, 2022.  Our deepest sympathy to the family. 
Happy Canada Day Everybody
St-Jean Baptiste
Happy Father's Day
To All Members Working in the ICI Sector

As previously reported, your OPTC Negotiating Committee returned to the bargaining table on May 10th & 11th of this past week. They delivered the message to the MCAO Contractors that our membership did not accept the monetary offer for settlement as well as their unwillingness to agree to much needed language changes within some Local appendices. Having said that, after two days of bargaining we have come to terms on a number of language changes as well as an increase in monetary offer for all of the locals throughout the province. Your committee is recommending acceptance of this latest Offer for Settlement by the Mechanical Contractors and feels it reflects the needs of our membership working in the ICI Sector while at the same time ensuring our presence within the Construction Industry remains strong.

All Locals will be holding ratification votes on May 17th, 2022. Your Local will confirm time and location.

We ask that all members exercise their right to vote.

From the Chair of the Provincial Negotiating Committee

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Happy Birthday

Patrick Filiou

Jean Charbonneau

As a member of UA local 71, with proof of your membership, you will benefit of great discounts* on all of your purchases.

*Discounts varies from 10 to 30%

540, Saint-Joseph boulevard, Gatineau, QC J8Y 4A3
819-770-5503 - riobec.ca

Member Assistance Program.

Helping Unionized Tradespeople with the stresses of life.

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Union Perks Plus

Union Perks Plus, UPP for short, is a member benefits program created for the Canadian union member and their family.

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Office Policy 2022

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Training Policy 2022

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Ontario & Quebec Holiday Calendar

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UA Canada Parental Wellness Program

Pregnancy Benefit

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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

Mandatory Registration (WHMIS, 4Steps Awareness and Working at Heights Refresher)

For who: All Apprentices and Journeyman
Date: Click here to download courses
Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com

Attention Welders

We are re-starting the “Open Fridays” for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am. Please email Eric at eric@ualocal71.com for reservation.


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.