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Plumbers, Steamfitters, Welders, Sprinklerfitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics

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Ontario Pipe Trades Council

The Ontario Pipe Trades Council (OPTC) of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada represents 10 Local Unions in the Province of Ontario. These Local Unions have a strong membership of over 22,000 skilled, unionized professionals in the piping trades.

Why Join?

The UA bargains the best collective agreements in our industry. Our wages, pensions, and benefits are the highest in Ontario. UA training is second to none and covers all safety, trade licenses, continuing education, and career advancement possible. If you’re serious about a career in the piping trades you belong with the UA.

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Protected Environment
Whatever facet you work in, whether you’re a plumber, pipefitter, refrigeration or air conditioning mechanic, or any of the other skilled pipe trades, we are all professionals who take great pride in our work.
We enforce the highest safety standards, ensure strong pay rates for your hard work, that overtime is appropriately compensated and that you and your family are secure for your future.
Pay and Pension
While contracts and numbers vary slightly from local to local, we are able to provide you with a general overview of the financial benefits of becoming unionized.
The trade is ever-evolving, and so should you! To that end, we offer training courses to our members so that they can stay up-to-date with the latest skills, know-how and hands on experience.