The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 488 was created in Edmonton, Alberta on September 11, 1904 by seven (7) local plumbers.

For over a century, Local 488 has grown with, evolved with, and built Northern Alberta. Today, Local Union 488 is the single largest supplier of pipe trades professionals in Canada representing plumbers, steamfitter – pipefitters, welders, instrumentation technicians, sprinkler fitters, refrigeration mechanics, pipeline workers, and a variety of specialty crafts.

The cornerstone of success for Local 488 has been its unwavering commitment to industry training which has resulted in the Alberta Pipe Trades College – a world class industry training institution. In addition to our regional training initiatives, we have the ability to recruit equally trained individuals from our affiliated Local Unions across North America.

Enhancing jobsite safety, worker conditions, and worker benefit plans are commitments that UA Local 488 has made to the men and women that bring their skills and talents to the jobsites we represent.