Being a UA member comes with perks

The piping trades are hot right now. With megaprojects gearing up across Canada, talented skilled-workers are a commodity. And that’s not to mention ongoing ICI requirements across our industry.


If you want access to the best worksites, you want to be in the UA. The UA has been helping build Canada for over 100 years. Employers know that UA members can be counted on to deliver.

Megaprojects are gearing up all across Canada, and big projects need big talent. If you want to get in on the ground floor of these projects, then you want to join the UA. We'll connect you to opportunities on worksites across the country available only to UA members.  When they need workers, they come to us.


You're highly skilled, and as a UA member you'll be highly paid. Compared to non-UA members in the same professions, our hourly base pay and total hourly pay package are among the highest in the country. Join us and start getting paid for your expertise.

You've got an important job to do. And because the UA negotiates and enforces contracts on your behalf, you can focus on what matters - getting the job done and getting what you want out of life. Your skills are in demand, and the UA will make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you want better pay, you want to be in the UA.


Your skills are hot right now - of course you want it to stay that way. With one of the most extensive training programs of any union, anywhere, the UA will keep you growing in your career. The UA is invested in your future. Literally. We spend more than $25 million annually to make sure our members are ready for the future. 

UA training includes certified apprenticeships, extensive Journeyperson training, organized instructor training, and other certification programs. UA members are the leading professionals in their piping trade. Join the UA if you want to take your career to new heights.


Nothing is more important than the health and welfare of you and your family. All UA members enjoy excellent health and benefits plans that are administered by local union offices. Even when you're not working, the UA has got you covered. When you join the UA, you get the peace of mind knowing we've got your back.

We're looking out for you. Our industry-leading standards of excellence means the UA has a zero tolerance policy for unsafe work. A safe, accident free worksite is the only worksite. If you want peace of mind for you and yours, you want to be in the UA.


It might be hard to imagine, but one day, you'll be ready to hang up that tool belt. Pension plans are in place for all UA members for when that time comes. The type of plan depends on the collective agreement struck on your behalf.

The UA is looking out for your future with a well-funded benefits plan, so you'll know ahead of time what your retirement income will be. If you want to retire comfortably, you want to be in the UA.