Build Better. Live Better.
Every project the Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades take 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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International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Lodge 73
Assistant Business Manager: Mitchell DeCoste
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.
Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council
Our goal is to enhance the opportunities for our thirteen 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.