Alberta Trades & Labour Industry Associations

There are over 25 major trades and labour associations represented in Alberta. They may be Alberta focused, or nation-wide but active in Alberta. These associations promote industry advocacy, safety and development initiatives, and help design and inform policy. They may also provide opportunities for students or employees, as well as access to tenders for employers across Alberta.

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Alberta Associations list

Edmonton Construction Association

ECA exists to advance the construction industry, through effective representation and service to our 1,100+ member firms. They are a member-driven organization – founded on the principles of integrity, leadership, quality, and value – and dedicated to excellence and innovation.

Alberta Construction Association

Membership in the Alberta Construction Association is through Alberta's integrated Local Construction Associations. In joining one of the integrated local Construction Associations, annual dues provide you with membership at the provincial level (ACA), and the national level (Canadian Construction Association).

Calgary Construction Association

The CCA is dedicated to promoting growth and innovation within our vibrant community of builders and professionals. At the heart of our mission lie five strategic objectives: increasing the industry talent pool, providing access to good work, raising our collective voice, fostering training and development, and ensuring preparedness for the future.

Lethbridge Construction Association

By building its active membership with industry leaders willing to make a difference, the LCA stands ready to meet the ever growing challenges of commercial construction. Dedicated to quality, integrity, and professionalism the LCA is proud to continue its vision of being the voice of the construction industry in southwestern Alberta.

Grande Prairie Construction Association

The Grande Prairie Construction Association (GPCA) is the voice for the construction industry in the Grande Prairie area and Peace Region. Our not-for-profit is here to provide members, existing and new, with insider access to the world of commercial construction to be best set up for success. Entrepreneurs and small businesses can find the support they need with GPCA.

Medicine Hat Construction Association

The voice of the construction industry in Medicine Hat & area, the MHCA hosts networking events, connects companies to local jobs, & provides professional services to members and non-members alike! Founded in 1955, the MHCA is made up not only of construction professionals but companies in Medicine Hat who are looking to connect and work with the local construction industry.

Fort McMurray Construction Association

Since 1987, FMCA has proudly supported our members in all facets of construction by providing them with a wide range of business and professional development opportunities, a strong industry voice and the means to help shape the industry for the better.

Lloydminster Construction Association

The Lloydminster Construction Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 to provide commercial and industrial contractors opportunities to share project information. Today we share project tender information on the AB electronic Plansroom; BuildWorks Canada.

Red Deer Construction Association

The Red Deer Construction Association (RDCA) is a non-profit trade association that is the collective voice for the commercial and industrial construction industry serving Central Alberta. The RDCA proudly serves over 300 members across various trade and associate companies.

Canadian Home Builders' Association

Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry." CHBA seeks a strong and positive role for the housing industry in Canada’s economy and in the life and development of our communities.

Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta represents the interests of all mechanical contractors, plumbing, pipe trades and suppliers through business support, educational resources, and industry advocacy.

Sheet Metal Contractors
Association of Alberta

SMACNA-AB is the HVAC industry’s voice in Alberta. Our organization continues to work with all levels of government on behalf of our members. Our Technical Liaison Committees in both of our Edmonton and Calgary chapters meet monthly to discuss our members’ issues, whether you are a small contractor or one of the largest in Alberta.

The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning INstitute of Canada

Founded in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association that represents more than 1,150 member companies in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

Alberta Roofing Contractors Association

ARCA was established in 1961 by a group of Calgary and Edmonton roofing contractors. The association’s primary objective, then and now, is to develop comprehensive guidelines for roofing product applications to support and advance Alberta’s roofing industry.

Alberta Allied Roofing Association

The Alberta Allied Roofing Association is a well respected Association of Roofing Professionals dedicated to the roofing industry and the customers it serves. The Association represents member companies providing residential and commercial services on sloped and flat roof applications in the Province of Alberta.

Alberta Metal Building Association

The Alberta Metal Building Association is dedicated to preserving and improving the quality, service, integrity, and successful growth of the metal building systems industry in Alberta.

Alberta Wall & Ceiling Association

The Alberta Wall and Ceiling Association (AWCA) is a non-profit trade association representing the Lather Interior Systems Mechanics (ISM) scope of work; aka, Alberta’s wall and ceiling industry since 1972. It serves to unite contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers in proactively promoting the wall and ceiling industry, and educating the public and the government about industry issues.

Alberta Painting Contractors Association

APCA is committed to upholding and improving the standards of the painting and decorating industry. It represents independent contractors involved in the painting and wall covering industry serving the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. APCA also administers the Inspection and Guarantee Program and serves as liaison among industry groups.


CAREERS is a unique, industry-led public/private not-for-profit foundation established in 1997. It brings together industry, schools, government, and communities to guide youth into successful career paths.

Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

CIQS works on behalf of its members to promote the profession to the construction industry, its allied professions and government officials.  It has developed reciprocal agreements with a variety of industry organizations and is a member of the International Construction Measurements Standards (ICMS). 

CLAC (Christian Labour Association of Canada)

The Christian Labour Association of Canada is a labout union that represents various companies in different sectors in Canada. Established in 1952, CLAC's goal is to represent workers on the basis of Christian social principles.

Alberta Construction Safety Association

Alberta's trusted partner in construction safety is Alberta Construction Safety Association. With their comprehensive, accessible courses they connect dedicated professionals throughout the province and Country with expertise in community of health and safety. 

Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association

ARHCA is Canada's largest heavy construction association in Canada. The 700+ member companies build vital infrastructure ranging from streets and curbs to sewers and water systems. From planning to completion ARHCA's members work in many sectors such as residential, commercial, oilfield and forestry projects. "The ARHCA advocates on behalf of contractors, suppliers, consulting engineers, and other professionals who work with them."

Canadian Construction Association

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) unites industries such as Canadian heavy civil, institutional, commercial and industrial construction inusty and their sectors to amplify their perspectives on issues that matter. Their mission is to "Inspire a progrssive, innovative and sustainable construction industry that consistently acts with integrity.

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta

ECAA has been representing electrical contractors since 1962. They are the voice of empowered electricians in Alberta; "creating the forum for networking, training and information exchange."

BILD Alberta Association

The Building Industry and Land Development Association Alberta is the voice of the residential construction sector. BILD represents over 1300 home/land developers, professional renovators, suppliers, skilled trades and consultant members. BILD advocates for he advancements of industry such as making more: innovative, attractive, energy efficient and affordable homes and communities.

Alberta's Boilers Safety Association

ABSA is the pressure equipment safety authority for Alberta. ABSA provides safety programs under the Safety Code's act and has the authority to enforce that safety as set out in legislation. ABSA is a regulatory authority, but is not tied to the federal nor provincial governments; All of ABSA's financial needs are supported by fees paid from the pressure equipment industry.