Dear members:

Considering the ongoing COVID-19 and the new Variant, we will continue our regular membership meetings by videoconference until further notice. Here’s the coordinates

Regular Membership Meetings – will be held Virtually

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

In addition, we will be following the latest public health recommendations, UA Local 71 will apply the following measures to protect the health and safety of the members, employees, families, and the community.

Effective January 2022

  • The Office of UA Local 71 will remain open during regular business hours with a reduced staff complement.
  • There will be limited walk-in accepted to the Office as the capacity limits is 50% therefore 1 person at a time. Mask is mandatory that covers the nose and mouth when entering the building.
  • If you need an in-person meeting with office staff, please book and appointment to limit waiting time and personal contact.
  • If you need to speak to any officer or employee of the Union, you can contact the office during business hours, or you can call them directly:
    • 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
  • All referral slips will be provided by e-mail and/or fax to the contractor and the member.
  • Due’s payments are accepted in person but preferably by mail or e-transfer at
  • Please contact the Training Department at (613) 295-2393 for status on all Training Courses

Stay Safe and follow Covid Protocols.

Angus Maisonneuve
UA Local 71 Business Manager
Sept 2021

  • Local 71

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

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Ray Santilli Life Member who passed away December 8, 2021.  Our deepest sympathy to the family. 
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Please be informed that this years Annual Children’s Christmas Party scheduled on November 28th 2021 at the RA Center is cancelled due to the uncertainties of COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. We hope to see you next year!

Remembrance Day / Lest we forget
Plumber's License
We would like to congratulate Mr.Alexandre Albert for the obtention of his Plumber's Licence.  You should be proud of your achievement !  
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Happy Birthday

Martin Spenard

Fernando Lopes

Jakeob Toll

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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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 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!
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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.