The Canadian Boilermaker, our national newsletter

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Summer 2022

  • Increased demand will require all of our efforts to fulfil industry's needs
  • Boilermakers bring call for clean hydrogen development to international summit
  • Filling the Gap: vital Presssure Weld training a runaway success
  • Ontario's Lodge 128 charter turns 75 years old

Winter 2021

  • 2022 will be a year of abundant work opportunities as COVID recedes
  • Welding training gets a cash boost from federal UTIP grant
  • Unprecedented demand for Boilermakers, Pressure Welders on the horizon for Ontario
  • Some positive reflections on 2021: A top-ten list for our 50th year

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter – Winter 2020

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter - Winter 2020

Winter 2020

  • IBB secures stand-alone Maintenance Agreement with Alberta BCA
  • Boilermakers earn praise as Sturgeon Refinery now fully operational
  • Indigenous Boilermaker success stories feature at UNDRIP 2020 Conference
  • In the face of COVID, National Training keeps moving forward

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter – December 2019

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter - December 2019

December 2019

  • Alberta backs conversion to CCS at LeHigh Cement
  • Boilermakers Lodge 128 signs a new deal with BCA
  • Mental Health: Your most important tool is in your head
  • Routine demolition job reveals trove of 70-year-old Boilermakers Journals

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter – September 2019

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter - September 2019

September 2019

  • Boilermakers shine on urgent job after tower collapse
  • Boilermaker-built carbon capture facility reaches major milestone
  • Boilermakers move forward with Indigenous recruitment drive
  • Working to get the most out of your pension

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter – December 2018

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter - December 2018

December 2018

  • Alberta Boilermakers lead court fight for constitutional rights
  • Boilermakers’ video aims to wake up audiences to the potential of Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Exciting times for First Nations Boilermakers
  • Explosion at Irving refinery brings Boilermakers together

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter – August 2018

Canadian Boilermaker Newsletter - August 2018

August 2018

  • L-555 members build largest steel tank in North America
  • Alberta premier visits Local 146 training centre in Calgary
  • Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute sees climate change solution “right beneath our feet”
  • Nuclear Qualified Worker training a must as Ontario nuclear projects expected to boom

December 2017

  • Carbon capture: Developing technology key to carbon emission cuts
  • Quebec strike scores wins for Boilermakers and families
  • Year’s top apprentices recognized by union, industry
  • Boilermakers hit the streets to lock in protection against trade deals

April 2017

  • The Boilermaker Code: what we're all about
  • Bad trade deals threaten Boilermaker jobs
  • Training: Boilermakers step up
  • Lodge 271 members build giant cement project

September 2016

  • New app helps Boilermakers get work
  • Canadians take up Boilermakers’ challenges
  • Eastern industrial members get more representation
  • Boilermakers honour Canada’s top apprentices

October 2015

  • Boilermakers key to expansion in energy, potash industries
  • Boilermakers seek solution to redundant training
  • Helmets to Hardhats challenges locals
  • Energy East: Ottawa needs to hear our voice!

December 2014

  • A new initiative keeps you informed
  • Upgrade your skills through our national training program
  • Pension plan makes great funding progress
  • Union initiative protects your health 24/7