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Welcome to the Prairie Arctic Regional Council’s website. We are happy that you are interested in exploring what it means to be a part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. If you are already a member of the union, make sure you check out our members only area (Red tab at the top right of the page); you can request a user name and password to access it by emailing If you are a skilled tradesperson or apprentice but do not belong to the union, we encourage you to check out the tabs at the top of the page corresponding to the province you are from. There you will find a brief history of the union, how to join and other information about the Prairie Arctic Regional Council and the trades that we represent. Our staff is always happy to answer any of your questions or concerns so don’t hesitate to call our office if you require additional information.


Virtual Town Hall with The Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health

Thursday, December 17th at 11am - click here to register:


42nd UBC General Convention - pictures and highlights

Thank you to the delegates for their leadership and commitment at the 42nd General Convention.  This event could not have taken place without the support of our dedicated staff who worked hard to organize a historic event.  Congratulations to the McCarron Team on a successful re-election.  Click here to vew pictures, here to view highlights.


COVID-19 Update

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prairie Arctic Regional Council has implemented the following changes:

- Council and Local offices will continue to operate

- Members are strongly encouraged to conduct business by phone or email

- Effective March 19, 2020 access to the buildings by members and the public will be limited to prescheduled events or those that have made arrangements in advance with their Business Agent, Manager, or Coordinator.

- Training Centres will operate on a limited basis and member training programs may be cancelled or suspended until further notice

- Please call or email to schedule an appointment.


We remain committed to making informed decisions to protect the health and safety of everyone.

If you have any questions please contact your local Union hall:

Saskatoon - 306-382-4355

Regina - 306-585-0900

Winnipeg - 204-774-1609


PARC Newsletter - Spring 2020

Click here to read the latest newsletter from PARC!


2019 EST Meetings

Winnipeg hosted the 2019 EST meetings on June 4th and 5th in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. The senior leadership of the UBC, including the General Executive Board, District VP's, International staff and representatives, and Council EST's met in Winnipeg at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. A tour of the museum and unveiling of the George Armstrong commemorative print were several of the events that took place. Please see the Manitoba Photo Gallery for pictures.


Canada's New $10 Bill Features the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Union pride is something that is talked about on site, on social media, and in day-to-day life.  Today, Prairie Arctic Regional Council would like to share some pride in the Sisters and Brothers who poured blood, sweat and tears into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  It is not very often a project has such an impact that it makes its way onto currency.  Thank you UBC members for your time and effort.



Whether it is with tools, technology or training, it is important for Union Carpenters to stay current so they can continue to be the best in the business. With that in mind THE CARPENTER HAS GONE ALL DIGITAL!  As always, we include coverage of UBC councils, programs and members. But we've added interactive links to more photos, and video content. With an all-digital magazine, we use our resources well by saving printing and postage costs. We hope you enjoy the all-digital CARPENTER.


212 Journeymen: Next Level UBC Leaders

212 Journeymen empowered those that have cultivated their personal leadership style and are ready for the next step in their career path.  With a focus on constructing and building UBC relationships on the jobsite, participants were introduced to business finance cause and effect, emotional intelligence for UBC leaders, adult learning principles, and how to manage healthy conflict. 


Business in Focus Magazine Article: 'Promoting Opportunities in the Trade' Prairie Arctic Regional Council


Canadian Traveller Referral Program

Any UBC members from Canada that are interested in work opportunities  in the province will need to join the Canadian Traveller Referral Program.  Click here: Canadian Traveller Referral Program for more information.


Keeyask Hydro Project

Are you interested in working at the Northern Camp jobs? If so, please follow this link and make a profile with the JRS. Your completed registration will have a reference number - please email and provide your reference number, name, local, classification (JM Red Seal / non-ticketed, Apprentice level), and phone number.

The jobs are a shift of 21 and 7, working 10 hours per day.  The current rate for a certified carpenter is $38.58 on May 1, 2019.  Flights are provided from the Canadian city closest to the member that is serviced by an International Airport.  The project is governed by the Burntwood Nelson Agreement which can be found online.



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