Benefits of Working With the Carpenters Union


  • Large trained workforce
  • Diverse training
  • Access to multiple offices across the province
  • Flexible agreements
  • Different agreements for different markets
  • Centralized leadership structure
  • Networking within peer group
  • Stability of the wage rates by area
  • One of the largest construction unions in Canada
  • True partners in construction

Myths and Realities


  1. Myth: Huge fee to join the union.
    Reality: There is no fee to join the Union as a contractor
  2. Myth: You sign with the union and your shop and all your work goes union with the building trades.
    Reality: The agreement between the carpenters union and your company is only between you and the UBC for carpenters and carpenters apprentices
  3. Myth: Union will go on strike once you join.
    Reality: The Union has a had a stable and great relationship with the employers strike free for over 30 years
  4. Myth: The benefits are costly.
    Reality: The benefits in most cases can cost less .With a larger group plan that’s pooled you get the breaks of a larger plan ,unlike smaller plans and the cost of self insuring