Mainland Nova Scotia Building and Construction Trades Council

14,000 tradespeople

work in the Industrial-Commercial-Institutional sector, 11,000 of them belong to the Unionized Building Trades

Mainland Nova Scotia Building and Construction Trades Council

The Industrial-Commercial-Institutional sector represents over 10 per cent of Nova Scotia’s GDP

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2,700 apprentices

There are over

in Nova Scotia’s Building Trades

accounting for almost half of all apprentices in Nova Scotia, and the vast majority of construction apprentices.

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Build Better. Live Better.

Every project the Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council takes on is completed with integrity by experts who hold their work to the highest standard. Safety is our first and foremost priority for our members, contractors, and ultimately our buildings.

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Featured Trades Profile

International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 721
Business Manager: Joey MacLellan
Phone: 902-865-8844
trainingforthefuture.ca

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Who are the Building Trades?

The Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council, through our affiliated unions, provides highly trained, safe working industrial-commercial-institutional tradespeople to the Nova Scotia construction industry. Our mandate includes promoting and developing business for our 11,000 members, and providing a united voice on issues affecting the professional trades.

Our Story

Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council

Our goal is to enhance the opportunities for our fourteen member unions and the professional tradespersons they represent. The depth of experience represented by our membership is truly impressive and ever increasing.

The Unionized Building Trades includes over 11,000 professional tradespeople, including 2,700 apprentices in Nova Scotia – a significant portion of our working middle class. Our goal is to become the preferred source of labour supply for the industrial-commercial-institutional sector.

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Upcoming Events

  1. 17th Annual Golf Tournament

    June 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. 3rd Annual Conference

    June 15 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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