Advantages of UA Membership

We Want You.

We are Local 71 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of Canada and the United States.

We represent over 50,000 Pipe Trades Men and Women across Canada.

The choice to be with us is completely yours.

Following are the Advantages:

  • Higher Pay
  • Automatic Raises
  • Relieve Wage Disparity
  • A Better Health Plan
  • Pension for ALL Employees
  • Benefits not Paid out of Hourly Wage
  • Huge Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • The Best Training Available in the Industry
  • The best rates on Home and Auto Insurance - Savings of up to 55% on your home and auto premiums through our exclusive rates from Union Power Insurance Brokers.
  • Over 86 Local Contractors that are committed to Local 71 that you can be dispatched to

UA Canada National Wellness Program

All UA Canada National Health and Wellness Programs can be accessed from this page—it is a one-stop shop for members and their families to access the resources available to them. This includes Telus Health & Togetherall, along with our Pregnancy, Parental/Maternity SUB and UA Maternity Benefit online applications.

Click to visit the UA Canada Wellness program web page

Member Assistance Program

Helping Unionized Tradespeople with the stresses of life.

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UA Canada Parental Wellness Program

UA Canada has launched the National Parental Wellness Program to aid members during pregnancy and early child development, offering financial assistance up to $100/week for up to 24 weeks of pregnancy for those whose work environments pose health hazards, and a Maternity and Parental Leave Assistance Benefit.

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PSG Prescription Safety Glasses

Donald McCooeye R.O.
Certified Optician
Frames and Lenses are measured and fitted Professionally ON-SITE.
Phone: 613-229-6234 | Email:

Savings on Home and Auto Insurance through Union Power Insurance Brokers

Does your home and auto insurance coverage meet your needs? Do your premiums fit your budget? Are you benefiting from exclusive savings for being a responsible homeowner, an experienced driver and a Member of UA Local 71?

Now is a great time to review your current policies. You could be missing out on superior service and significant discounts from Union Power Insurance Brokers – our trusted and long-standing insurance partner.

Save on your home and auto insurance with our exclusive rates from Union Power Insurance Brokers. You can save up to 55%* on your home and auto premiums. Enjoy exceptional customer service, personalized coverage, and a seamless claims experience.
View the Union Power Insurance Brokers brochure for more information

* - Ontario residents only. Individual savings may vary. Actual savings will vary depending on a number of factors including the number of homes and automobiles insured through Union Power Insurance Brokers.

Labour Mobility Tax Deduction For Tradespeople

Budget 2022 introduced the Labour Mobility Tax Deduction for Tradespeople, providing tax recognition of up to $4,000 per year for eligible travel and relocation expenses. Retroactive to Jan 1, 2022.

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Mark's 10% Client Savings Card

Mark's 10% Client Savings Card

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

*Discount varies from 10 to 30%

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Join UA Local 71

Join the union in either apprenticeship, or if you are already a certified plumber, steamfitter or welder, as a journeyman.