TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE

Members of LiUNA are experienced Construction Craft Workers who rely on a diverse set of skills, performed on a wide variety of jobsites. LiUNA members build roads, bridges, tunnels, transit and energy systems as well as work on demolition and renovation projects. Members assist in the construction and maintenance of power plants and substations, dig trenches for lines, and repair roads after line installation, and build supporting infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines. Members are skilled in general construction, concrete placement, roadway construction, site preparation, pipelaying, erosion control, hoisting and rigging, OSSA safety training, permit-required confined space, rough terrain forklift operation, trenching and excavation safety, erecting turbines, and solar panel installation.

Laborers Training Trust Fund

LiUNA offers mobile training and on-site training in every province. If you are a member in Alberta, training is offered through the Alberta Laborers Training Trust Fund (ALTTF).

The Alberta Laborers Training Trust Fund offers training in;

  • Construction Safety Training System
  • Construction Craft Laborer such as; blueprint reading, formwork, grade person, scaffolding tender and erector.
  • Generic Courses such as; H2S alive, first aid, WHMIS.
  • OSSA Skill Courses such as; fall protection fire watch and monitor/entry.
  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training 
  • Safety Courses
  • Skills Courses such as; asbestos worker, foreman course, pipeline safety.

To learn more about the courses, orientation and schedule offered to members through the Alberta Laborers Training Trust Fund...

LiUNA Tri-Fund

The Canadian Tri-Fund works with LiUNA Locals and their Signatory Contractors to establish open paths of communication and develop LiUNA programs sponsored and endorsed by the Management partnership.

The Tri-Fund works to create an understanding of unified resolve between Union and Management and establish an intense focus on issues of mutual importance to LiUNA and Signatory partners.

We invest in our membership through continued training the keeps our members skills up-to-date. 

Each Local provides extensive training to our members. For training in;

British Columbia - CLICK HERE

Alberta - CLICK HERE

Saskatchewan - CLICK HERE

Manitoba - CLICK HERE

Red Seal Certification and Apprenticeship

Training For Your Future

The Red Seal Program is recognized as the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades in Canada.The program was established more than 50 years ago to provide greater mobility for all skilled workers. Through the program, tradespersons are able to obtain Red Seal Certification through successfully completing an interprovincial exam.

Construction Craft Worker Apprentices:

  • Are paid while gaining work experience.
  • Receive wage increases as level of skill increases.
  • Do not pay for their education.
  • Develop long term transferable skills.

Those who can demonstrate construction skills may be initiated without having to participate in the apprenticeship program. 

To learn more regarding Red Seal Certification or apprenticeship contact your LiUNA Local. CLICK HERE to find an Local near you.

Links

Coronavirus Preparation and Response Fact Sheet - Updated March 20, 2020

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed a fact sheet in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK here for the Coronavirus FACT SHEET. Last updated March 20, 2020

Coronavirus & COVID-19: Preparation and Response

First known as the novel coronavirus, the virus now referred to as COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the number of cases in the U.S. and Canada continues to rise. It’s now critical that everyone does their part to limit the spread of the virus, as people without symptoms or with mild symptoms can still spread the virus to others.

Risk in the U.S. and Canada

Current risk of contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada varies by community based on the extent of the outbreak and the success of mitigation efforts. About half the people diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered. It’s estimated over 80 percent of those infected will experience only mild symptoms.

However, even people at low risk for serious health complications should take steps to protect groups who would be at higher risk if they got the virus.

Risk for more serious health effects is highest among:

Older adults (age 60 and up)
People with underlying health conditions (e.g., heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer)
People with weakened immune systems
The majority of deaths caused by COVID-19 have occurred among people falling into at least one of these higher risk categories.

Transmission & Diagnosis

Transmission: spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing and sneezing, but can also be spread through regular breathing. Being in close proximity (less than six feet) to an infected person, especially in enclosed spaces, can result in transmission. Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object with the virus on it, followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands can spread the virus.

Diagnosis: If you suspect you have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider. A lab test may be performed and sent to the CDC.