Dear members:

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation with the new variants, UA Local 71 wants to advise its members of the measures to protect the health and safety of our members, our employees, our families and our community.

Effective April 19, 2021

  • The Office of UA Local 71 will remain open during regular business hours, with a reduced staff complement. The following changes will be made to our operations:
  • There will be no walk-in accepted to the Office except by appointment. Please make an appointment at 613-728-5583.
  • If you need to speak to any officer or employee of the Union, you can contact the office during business hours, or can call:
    • Angus Maisonneuve, Business Manager, 343-997-7171
    • Brent Payne, Assistant Business Manager, 613-291-2291
    • Pierre Jodoin, Business Agent, 613-360-5583
    • Marc Laframboise, Business Agent, 613-799-3572
  • Dues will not be accepted in person. Payment can be made by mail or e-transfer
  • All referral slips will be provided by e-mail and/or fax to the contractor and the member.
  • Please contact the Training Department at (613) 295-2393 for status on all Training Courses

Regular Membership Meetings

All upcoming regular membership meeting will help via Microsoft Teams and for those you who wish to participate to these meetings please reply RSVP from you email address to when prompt to do so a week prior to each meeting and you will receive a meeting invitation link.

All Others may have access through Bell Conferencing.

Dial the appropriate dial-in number below and follow the system prompts to enter the conference ID following by #
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-866-500-9022
Local dial-in number: 613-244-1309
Conference ID : 2381710

Stay Safe and follow Covid Protocols.

Angus Maisonneuve
UA Local 71 Business Manager
April 19, 2021

  • Local 71

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

What's New

Office Close Notice

Please be informed that our office will be closed on Thursday July 1st and Friday July 2nd due to Canada Day holiday.

For emergencies, please contact Business Manager, Angus Maisonneuve at 343-997-7171 or Assistant Business Manager, Brent Payne at 613-291-2291.

Thank you very much for your kind understanding.

Happy Canada Day!
Notice of death
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Marcel Paquette Life Member who passed away June 6,  2021.  Our deepest sympathy to the family. 
Have a great father’s day
Happy Victoria Day

Have a Safe and Happy Long Weekend Victoria Day!

Ontario Enacts 3-Day Sick Leave Program
Click Here to read Ontario Government Announcement

On April 29, 2021 the Ontario Government enacted Bill 284,, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 (“the Act”) which introduced Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Pay (“Paid Leave”).

Employers will be required to pay eligible employees up to $200 of pay for up to three days if they are missing work because of COVID-19.

Employers will then be eligible to apply to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) for reimbursement.

The Paid Leave will be administered by the employer and will be applied retroactively starting from April 19, 2021, and will expire on September 25, 2021.

An employee will be deemed eligible for the Paid Leave if they meet one or more of the following circumstances:

  • the employee is under medical investigation, supervision or treatment of COVID-19, which includes receiving a vaccine;
  • the employee is required to quarantine or isolate as a result of information or direction by a public health official, qualified health practitioner, Telehealth Ontario, the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada, municipal council or a board of health;
  • the employee is under direction given by his or her employer in response to a concern that the employee may expose other individuals in the workplace to COVID-19;
  • the employee is providing care or support to a family member (as defined in the Employment Standards Act)who has COVID-19 or is required to isolate due to COVID-19;
  • the employee is acting in accordance to a public health order

If, as of April 19, 2021, the employee is entitled to take paid sick leave under an employment contract for any of the circumstances outlined above, the number of Paid Leave the employee is entitled to receive under this Act will be reduced by the employee’s entitlement under his / her employment contract. Therefore, if an employer already provides three or more paid sick days that cover the above noted conditions, the Act does not grant the employee with three additional Paid Leave entitlements.

Paid Leave under the Act will be calculated and paid out by using the employee’s regular rate of pay. Employees will be paid the lesser of $200 / day and the wages the employee would have earned had they not taken the leave.

If the Paid Leave falls on a day that the employee is normally eligible for overtime pay, shift premium or premium pay for a statutory holiday, the employee will not be eligible to receive such premium pay.

Employees are entitled to take the three Paid Leave days before they take unpaid leave.

The WSIB will reimburse employers for payments made to an employee for Paid Leave up to a maximum of $200.00 per day, per employee. An employer is not entitled to be reimbursed for payments made to an employee for Paid Leave if the employee received benefits under the Workplace Safety and insurance Act for the days of leave.

The employer can receive reimbursement by completing an application and filling it with the WSIB. The application for reimbursement must be made within 120 days of the payment to the employee. No application will be accepted by the WSIB after January 25, 2022.

Reminder of CRSB
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The CRSB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

The Ontario Government is currently working with the Federal Government to double the $500 per week benefit to $1,000.

Visit the Government of Canada CRSB website

COVID-19 vaccination.

As a result of the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation in the province of Ontario, we are informing you that as of May 10, 2021 all construction workers in the province of Ontario will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Construction workers have been deemed “essential workers” who cannot work from home and have been prioritized to receive vaccinations.

We encourage all members, that commencing May 10thregardless of geographic location, they book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

Workers may access the vaccination Ontario website: to book an appointment

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Happy Birthday

Glen Block

Ronald Francis

Stephane Ouellet

Joshua Blackburn

Joshua Philion

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
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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 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.