Welcome to the UA Local 56 Members Portal

United Association Local 56 is a leading organization representing over 1,300 skilled piping professionals committed to providing the highest quality service to the industry. Our members specialize in various trades, including plumbing, steamfitting/pipefitting, sprinkler fitting, welding, gas fitting, HVACR service technicians, and oil burner mechanics. As a member of Local 56, you'll enjoy excellent pay, comprehensive benefit and pension plans, and access to industry-leading training programs.

Our Member's Portal is designed to be your one-stop destination for managing your profile, accessing training resources, and staying informed about the latest employment opportunities. Here's a brief overview of what you can expect in our portal:

  1. Profile Management: Update your personal information, track your training progress, and manage your certifications.

  2. Courses: Browse our extensive Course Catalog, which features a wide range of programs designed to enhance your skills and expertise in your trade. Register for upcoming courses through our Course Calendar and stay up-to-date with the latest training opportunities.

  3. Documents: Access important documents, including union agreements, safety guidelines, and other resources to support your professional development.

  4. Paying Dues Online: Conveniently pay your union dues through our secure online payment system, ensuring your membership remains in good standing.

  5. Future Updates: As we continue to expand the functionality of our Member's Portal, you can expect to see additional features and resources designed to support your career growth and success in the piping industry.

At UA Local 56, we believe in the power of collective strength and the importance of providing our members with the tools and resources needed to excel in their chosen trades. We are committed to fostering a community of skilled tradespeople dedicated to the highest standards of workmanship and safety.

Join us today and experience the benefits of being part of one of the most respected locals in Canada and throughout the UA. Log in to our Member's Portal and start exploring the resources available to you as a valued member of Local 56.

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Happy Birthday!

to our UA Local 56 Members celebrating today.
We hope your day is full of joy. Best wishes from the union!

  • Kurt Roy
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Upcoming Courses

Confined Space

  • Course Code: CONFSP
  • Description: This course is designed for participants who enter, may be required to enter, or supervise a confined space where there is limited or restricted methods of entry and exit. This course provides a basic understanding of how to identify a confined space, the hazards within, and the necessary controls and equipment. Participants will learn how to develop confined space entry procedures, permits, hazard assessments, and emergency response plans. This course meets the regulatory requirements for workers and supervisors who work in confined space environments.
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Wed. Jul 24, 2024 Thu. Jul 25, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre
Mon. Aug 26, 2024 Tue. Aug 27, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre
Mon. Sep 23, 2024 Tue. Sep 24, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre
Mon. Oct 28, 2024 Tue. Oct 29, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre

CWB Test Session

  • Course Code: CWBTES
  • Description: This test session is scheduled for members who need initial CWB qualification tests or check tests. You must contact the Training Center to register for this session.
  • Usual Hours: 0.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Wed. Aug 7, 2024 Wed. Aug 7, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre
Tue. Sep 10, 2024 Tue. Sep 10, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre
Tue. Nov 12, 2024 Tue. Nov 12, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre
Tue. Dec 10, 2024 Tue. Dec 10, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre

DOL Test Session

  • Course Code: DOLTES
  • Description: This test session is for members who need to certify or re-certify for various pressure welding and brazing processes. Members must contact to Training Center to register for this session.
  • Usual Hours: 0.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Wed. Aug 21, 2024 Wed. Aug 21, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre

Fall Protection

  • Course Code: FALLPR
  • Description: This course is designed for participants who work, plan, or supervise work areas where fall protection is required. Participants will learn the different types of fall protection, how to identify and control fall hazards, how to complete fall protection safe work plans, and how to select, inspect, and fit full body harnesses. This course meets regulatory requirements for fall protection training in Nova Scotia.
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Wed. Aug 7, 2024 Thu. Aug 8, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre
Mon. Sep 9, 2024 Tue. Sep 10, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre
Mon. Oct 7, 2024 Tue. Oct 8, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre

First Aid

  • Course Code: FIRSTA
  • Description: This course meets the CSA standards for Basic First Aid. Emergency First Aid Level C is for individuals requiring basic information on First Aid and CPR for their workplace, school, or personal.
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Wed. Sep 11, 2024 Thu. Sep 12, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre

Forklift Training

  • Course Code: FORK
  • Description: This course will train participants to safely operate Class 1, Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7 lift trucks. Classroom and hands on practical instruction will be provided. Safety footwear is mandatory.
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Sat. Jul 20, 2024 Sat. Jul 20, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre

Heritage

  • Course Code: HERIT
  • Description: This course is compulsory for all new members. Students will learn the history of unionism, the UA Standard for Excellence and their responsibility as union members.
  • Usual Hours: 4.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Tue. Jul 16, 2024 Tue. Jul 16, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre

MEWP

  • Course Code: EWP
  • Description: Mobile Elevated Work Platform Training – Boom Lift and Scissor Lift Training will prepare you to safely operate boom lifts and scissor lifts in compliance with provincial and federal regulations. Fall Protection Training is a prerequisite for this course.
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Wed. Jul 17, 2024 Thu. Jul 18, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre
Wed. Sep 18, 2024 Thu. Sep 19, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre