Join the Union

Why Work for Us?

We represent over 60,000 Pipe Trades Men and Women across Canada.

Full-time Journeypersons earn over $49 per hour.

Apprentices are registered and paid according to Ministry requirements.


  • Defined Benefits Pension Plan
  • Comprehensive benefits package:
    • Health
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-term Disability
    • Members Assistance Program for you and your dependants

Current Total wage package is over $120,000 per year for full time Journeypersons.

Other Benefits:

  • Ongoing Training program
  • Wage rates are set until 2025
  • Unionized work is 31% safer than non-unionized environment
Mechanical room

The Time Is Now!

There is no substitute for U.A. Skilled Craftsmen

Join as a Journeyman Join as an Apprentice

Join UA Local 71

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