We have just received confirmation from the employer that the project will only be able to bring back previous visa holders, meaning all new applicants will not be receiving a visa to go to the United States to work. This message is directly from the employer: “The final regulation only allows us to bring back previous visa holders, so we will not be able to use the new applicants. That is completely different from how they allowed us to operate in the past, but it is a new regulation and the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security have made the requirements into an almost unsurmountable obstacle.” We would like to thank all interested applicants who were excited to represent UA Canada on this endeavor and we are certain this is not the last we will see of work visas to support our Brothers and Sisters down south.
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Your PAC committee would like to share this event with you for those wishing to support the Greater Edmonton Alliance on The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation at the Boyle Street Plaza.
September 30th – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The UA Canadian office and Local 488 support the Indigenous Communities across Canada and recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th.
Please, use this day for reflection, education, or participation in a community event to acknowledge the history of residential schools, honor the survivors, their families, and their communities. Take this day to learn something new about Indigenous culture, and how the residential school system has impacted communities, heritage, and way of life.
Visit the Building Trades of Alberta’s website to register your personal pledge of action and gain access to Straight Talk Advisory and Training (STAAT) video to understand more about this 165-years long tragedy. https://bta.ca/bta-encourages-all-to-learn-more-about…/
Take time to learn about what you can do to help work towards reconciliation for
Indigenous peoples in Canada. To find out more, please visit the National Truth
and Reconciliation Website at: https://nctr.ca
Massive congratulations to our very own Tyler Hayward for winning the John Tackaberry Future Leaders Award at the Building Trades of Alberta conference yesterday! Tyler is a 3rd year HVAC apprentice with Gateway Mechanical who embodies every value the UA represents- quality, production, safety, and of course, outstanding leadership! Way to go Tyler, we are extremely proud of your accomplishment!
PLEASE NOTE: THE PENSION, HEALTH AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022