Commencing June 15th , the Office of UA Local 71 is open during regular business hours.

The following changes to our operations are still in effect until further notice:

Thank you for our cooperation and understanding.
Angus Maisonneuve
UA Local 71 Business Manager

  • Local 71

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

What's New

Happy Canada Day
Happy Canada Day
Notice of death
It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Donald Peterkin who passed away June 15, 2020.  Mr. Peterkin was a Life Member of Local 71.  We would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family.  Information will fallow.
The regular membership meeting scheduled for May 27th is cancelled.
The regular membership meeting scheduled for May 27th is cancelled.
Happy Victoria Day

Have a Safe and Happy Long Weekend Victoria Day!

Please be informed that the golf tournament has been cancelled for this year due to Covid-19. Thank you for your understanding and hope to see you next year.
NOTICE: Canada Emergency Response Benefit

As you know, the Government of Canada has rolled out the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and those that have already applied for it may now have received your first payment.

Given the Government’s commitment to ensuring that individuals applying for this benefit received the money quickly, the benefit is currently being paid to all that apply.

This means that:

  • If you were already receiving EI and applied for the CERB, you may now be in receipt of payments from both. You are NOT entitled to both EI and CERB. If you are receiving EI, you should NOT apply for CERB. If you have not yet applied for EI, apply for CERB and when that benefit expires (in 4 months), apply for EI.
  • If you do not qualify for CERB (i.e., voluntarily quite your job, did not make $5000 in 2019, are not without income for 14 consecutive days in the previous 4 weeks), you may still have received a payment.
  • If you applied through Service Canada and CRA, you may have received two payments.

The Government has indicated that anyone who has received the CERB in instances where they should not have will be required to repay the amount paid out. It is unclear exactly when this repayment will be required. It could be in a few months or during tax season next year but be aware that the Government will want its money back at some point.

We would also like to remind you that the CERB is a taxable benefit, meaning that you will have to pay taxes on all amounts received.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your business representative.

The Union maintains its commitment to keep you up-to-date on any developments and will update this information when we have more details.

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Happy Birthday

Raymond Marcil

Hubert Marleau

Lawrence Mungham

Julie Rawlins

Ivan Adams

Lucien Clement

Sebastien Robert

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 -


Ontario & Quebec Holiday Calendar

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Canadian Parental Wellness Program

Pregnancy Benefit

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Annual Children's Christmas Party

Do not forget the annual Christmas party for children, Saturday December 7th at the RA Center located at 2451 Riverside Drive Ottawa. The doors open at 9:30 am and the show starts at 10:30 am. Only children already registered are admitted to the party. Thank you and hope to see you there.

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.