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The Union Training and Innovation Program provides $25M annually to support union-based apprenticeship training, innovation and enhanced partnerships in the Red Seal trades. It has two streams of funding. Stream 1, Investments in Training Equipment, provides unions with up to 50% of the cost of new, up-to-date equipment and materials that meet industry standards or investments in new technology in the Red Seal trades. Stream 2, Innovation in Apprenticeship, provides support for innovative approaches and enhanced partnerships to address long-standing challenges limiting apprenticeship outcomes in Canada.

List of organizations that received funding under the 2021 UTIP Call for Proposals:

Organization: The Piping Industry Apprenticeship Board
Title:  Inclusion in the trades from upgrading to Red Seal Certification
Description:  Project seeks to remove accessibility barriers and promote entry into trades by offering hands on training for those working within the Plumbing and Pipefitting industry.
Region: British Columbia (Delta)
Funding Amount: $265,284

Organization: Electrical Joint Training Committee
Title:
Training For Future Green Jobs In The Electrical Sector
Description: Project seeks to train those in the electrical trade industry on wind generating energy technologies.
Region: British Columbia (Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam)
Funding Amount: $49,988

Organization: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Title:
Boilermaker Telehandler Training Project
Description:  Project seeks to improve available training offered for workers within the Boilermaker trade industry.
Region: British Columbia (Langley)
Funding Amount: $122,360

Organization: International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 Training Association
Title:
IUOETA strategy to support Red Seal certification
Description:  Project seeks to upgrade training materials/courses offered for Mobile Crane Operators.
Region: British Columbia (Burnaby)
Funding Amount: $996,355

Organization: Operation Engineers Local 955 Training Trust Fund
Title:
Investment in Equipment
Description:  Project seeks to update training technologies and create a virtual learning environment in the heavy equipment and mobile crane trade industry.
Region: Alberta (Edmonton)
Funding Amount: $454,785

Organization: Insulators Training Trust Fund of Alberta
Title:
Insulator’s Training Trust Tools and Materials for Training Center
Description:  Project seeks to alleviate costs associated with training for those within the Insulator trade industry.
Region: Alberta (Edmonton)
Funding Amount: $24,391

Organization: Skilled Trades Training Inc.
Title:
Calgary Red Seal Tower Crane Education
Description: This project seeks to address labour shortages for Towers Crane Operators.
Region: Alberta (Calgary)
Funding Amount: $828,785

Organization: Alberta Ironworkers Apprenticeship & Training Fund
Title:
Ironworker Green Components Analysis
Description: This project seeks to address new industry standards and labour shortages in the Ironworkers trade industry.
Region: Alberta (Edmonton)
Funding Amount: $77,080

Organization: LABOURERS LOCAL 625 TRAINING TRUST
Title:
ON TARGET
Description: This project seeks to address new industry standards for GPS Surveying technology in the Labourers trade industry by providing courses.
Region: Ontario (Windsor-Tecumseh)
Funding Amount: $65,548

Organization: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
Title:
Reaching Remote Communities Program
Description: This project seeks to address labour shortages and increase on-site training opportunities for workers in the carpentry trade industry.
Region: Ontario (Nickel Belt)
Funding Amount: $25,913

Organization: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers L.U.115
Title:
IBEW LU115 Training Modules and Tools
Description:  This project seeks to update training materials and offer courses for workers within the electrical trade industry.
Region: Ontario (Kingston and the Islands)
Funding Amount: $49,445

Organization: 850676 Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 47
Title:
Safety Training Equipment for SMART Local 47
Description:  This project seeks to address safety training on Suspended Work Access Platform Installation and Operation (Swing Stages) for the Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation industries.
Region: Ontario (Ottawa)
Funding Amount: $129,888

Organization: 850676 Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 47
Title:
Equipment for Local 47’s Sheet Metal and Roofing Lab
Description:  This project seeks to address labour shortages and meet new COVID-19 protocols within training facilities for the Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation industries located in Ottawa.
Region: Ontario (Ottawa)
Funding Amount: $126,486

Organization: United Association Local 527 Joint Training
Title:
UA Local 527 JTC Pipe Fabrication and Technology Upgrade
Description: This project seeks to improve available training offered for workers with upgraded materials within the piping trade industry.
Region: Ontario (Waterloo)
Funding Amount: $64,750

Organization: Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario
Title:
Investments in Training Equipment
Description:  This project seeks to improve available training offered for workers within the Painters and Allied Trades industry.
Region: Ontario (Ancaster)
Funding Amount: $56,804

Organization: LiUNA Local 183 Training and Rehabilitation Fund
Title:
Training Equipment Modernization Project
Description:  Project seeks to address labour shortages due to COVID-19 within the labourers’ trade industry.
Region: Ontario (York Centre)
Funding Amount: $227,640

Organization: Labourers Local 1089 (1985) Training and Rehabilitation Trust Fund
Title:
Training Equipment for a Greener Future
Description: This project seeks to increase on-site training opportunities with updated equipment for general labourers.
Region: Ontario (Remote locations within First Nations Communicates near Sarnia)
Funding Amount: $140,587

Organization: International Association of Bridge Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local #765
Title:
Equipment Upgrades and Training Expansion Project
Description:  Project seeks to meet new industry standards for Ironworkers.
Region: Ontario (Metcalfe)
Funding Amount: $88,047

Organization: Carpenters and Joiners Local 494
Title:
Infectious Control Risk Assessment for Carpenters (I.C.R.A.C)
Description: This project seeks to address new infectious Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) standards for workers in the carpentry trade industry.
Region: Ontario (Southern Ontario)
Funding Amount: $8,726

Organization: Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers
Title:
ACRC Drywall and Formwork Training Initiative
Description: This project seeks to address the labour shortages within the Carpentry trade from five regions in Atlantic Canada by offering courses in Drywall and Formwork installation.
Region: Atlantic Canada (five regions)
Funding Amount: $992,399

Organization: Skilled Trades Training Inc.
Title:
Newfoundland Red Seal Tower Crane Education
Description: This project seeks to address labour shortages for Towers Crane Operators.
Region: Newfoundland (Mount Pearl)
Funding Amount: $1,160,299

Organization: United Association of Journeypersons and Apprentices of Plumbing and Pipefitting
Title:
Controlled Bolting, Machining Tools and Related Equipment
Description: This project seeks to address new industry standards for workers in the pipe and welding trade industry.
Region: Newfoundland (Mount Pearl)
Funding Amount: $48,277

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