September 5, 2013  CANADIAN APPRENTICES WIN UA INTERNATIONAL APPRENTICE COMPETITION  Two UA Canada apprentices won first place in their categories at the UA International Apprentice Competition held August 11th-15th. Gian-Paul Roman of UA Local 527 won in the ... more ››


August 27, 2013  UA CANADA SCHOLARSHIP OPENS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  The J. Russell St. Eloi UA Scholarship Fund Society offers scholarships to people who want to serve a piping apprenticeship or enter the piping trades and are facing some ... more ››

“Changing the way we do Business”
St. John’s, Newfoundland
July 24-25, 2013

John Telford – Director of Canadian Affairs, UA

As the Director of Canadian Affairs and International Vice President for the United Association, I am pleased to announce that the 2013 United Association Canadian Conference has been scheduled for July 24-25, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, in beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland.

With the anticipated participation of every United Association Local Union in Canada we are certain that this year’s conference will be bigger, better and more informative than any United Association Canadian Conference held in the past. Contact your Local Hall for more information on becoming a Delegate.

UA Local 179 completes 5 Million man-hours!

Last year, the skilled tradesmen of UA Local 179 in Saskatchewan completed five million man-hours for all the pipe trades combined – resulting in the second highest number of man-hours worked in Canada.

In an article in January’s UA Journal, Local 179’s leadership is described as “motivated and progressive, with an assertive Business Manager in Troy Knipple and a skilled Business Agent in Bill Peters.  They are supported by an excellent team of agents and office professionals that ensure UA Local 179 operates efficiently and productively.” to read more click here.


United Association

of Journeymen and Apprentices
of the Plumbing and Pipe
Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada

Office of John Telford
Director of Canadian Affairs, UA
225 Metcalfe Street, Suite 600 Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1P9