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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a skilled tradesman 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.
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.
100 Years Winnipeg General Strike 1919-2019 Centennial
Find all of your Winnipeg General Strike centennial information at: mfl.ca/1919
1919 Winnipeg General Strike Driving and Walking Tours - For more information go to mfl.ca/1919
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.
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PARC Newsletter - Spring 2019
We are pleased to bring back the newsletter - click here to read the current issue!
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 locals outside of the province of Saskatchewan who are interested in work opportunities in the province will need to follow the procedures to join the Canadian Traveller Referral Program. Click here:Canadian Traveller Referral Program for more information.
Keeyask / Keewatinohk Hydro Projects
Are you interested in working at the Northern Camp jobs? If so, please follow this link http://www.gov.mb.ca/jrs/ and make a profile with the JRS. Your completed registration will have a reference number - please email email@example.com 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.