September 2019


Friday, September 13, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please note that all contractors at CNRL Site are now accepting JM Plumbers and Sprinklerfitters with industrial experience to be dispatched as Alberta Journeyman. Our Dispatchers are currently updating this information on all calls for CNRL site This information has been...


Thursday, September 12, 2019
Good Morning Brothers and Sisters: Please note that we are still in need of members to apply to work in the United States. This opportunity is a 1-year Visa with an option to renew. We ask that you spread the word and share this information with friends, colleagues and other members. If you have...

Journeyman to B-Pressure Courses Now Available!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Good Afternoon Members: Please note that the Local 488 Weld Shop will be running two (2) Journeyman to B-Pressure courses. These will take place October 7 - 18 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm) and November 4 - 15 ( 8:00 am – 3:00 pm). A pre-requisite for this course is that participants must have an Alberta...


Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Good Morning Members: Please note that our CNRL Contractors are now offering TAP Protocol. We have had some inquiries about this so hopefully this clears up any confusion. Thanks for your patience!

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Friday, September 6, 2019
In an effort to provide faster and more efficient service to our members, the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will now be taking registrations exclusively online for all OSSA safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for those...

Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada Student Award Program

Friday, September 6, 2019
The Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada has financially supported students with their education since 1974. This year is no different. These awards are offered each year for a student enrolled in a full-time program at a recognized Canadian accredited post-secondary institution. An applicant...

A Fun Night At Galaxyland Is Just Around The Corner!

Friday, September 6, 2019
Please join us as the Entertainment Committee presents a fun-filled night at Galaxyland on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Tickets are $10.00 with no limits! A limited number of tickets are now on sale - please purchase with cash only at the Dispatch Hall during regular office hours. Note that there are...

Important Information On CSTS -09 and CSTS 2020

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Good Morning Members: Please click on the link below for important information on CSTS 2020 - the upgraded version of CSTS-09. CSTS 2020 includes the most recent legislated changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Act, and reflects current industry best practices. Please see the...

HSE/NCSO Personnel Urgently Needed!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: One of our signatory contractors is in need of HSE/NCSO personnel for full time work as a staff position - this could lead to a longer-term permanent role. If you are interested, please send your resumes to Stacey Bilger - . We thank all of those that...

QC Level 2 Staff Position Available

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Members: One of our signatory contractors is in need of a QC Level 2 for full time work as a staff position which could be a long term permanent role. If interested, please email your resume to . Again, we thank all who apply.