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CEMENT MASON

With Construction needs in Alberta growing so is the Cement Masonry field. Learn more about this exciting career.

PLASTERER FIREPROOFER

Plasterer Fireproofer is one of the quickly rising career markets in Alberta for 2018 - 2028. Learn more about this career.

SAFETY TRAINING

Safety Training and Safety Certification Programs – Learn more about the safety training courses offered at the our Training Center.

Please be advised, we Have moved the Main Office and Training Center.

Our new location: 17307- 106 Ave Edmonton Alberta

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Regarding general meetings, office meetings, training and visits.

 Local 222 is doing our part in limiting the spread of the virus, there are COVID-19 protocols in place to protect the health and safety of our membership and staff.

Anyone who wishes to enter Local 222’s building must provide proof of double COVID-19 vaccination and or provide a negative rapid antigen test within the last 72 hours. 

Local 222 Keeyask Project Decision and Award

Decision in the Matter of a dispute under the Burntwood Nelson Agreement

Arbitration concluded that the wage increase for the members of Local 222 relating to the Labourers and the Carpenter Classifications should have been implemented effective May 1, 2019 and to make whatever retroactive payments are necessary to give effect to this Award. The wage calculation for the two named trades is equal to a $0.66 cents wage increase effective May 1. 2019  Read more here

CSTS 2020

CSTS 2020 which will be the new requirement for most work sites.

CSTS 09 is being upgraded to a new version: CSTS 2020 which will be the new requirement for most work sites.

Members can upgrade to CSTS 2020 for FREE through the Alberta Construction Safety Association only until December 30, 2021. The Member cost of the course after December 30, 2021 will be approx. $50.00

To take the course, log in to your account at The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA): http://www.youracsa.ca/courses/csts2020/

You do not need a coupon code to get the CSTS courses and the Add-on Modules for FREE. Prices are adjusted to FREE and will reflect accordingly in your Shopping Cart.

If you need help with accessing your ACSA account, please contact the ACSA directly – do not contact the training center for ACSA account issues as we can not access your account.

Complete details online at – youracsa.ca 

Download the CSTS 2020 Information Sheet

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Please Choose your words carefully – each of us is responsible for the words we print – on paper, in email, or on social media or other websites.

Take a moment and review our guidelines before posting your next online submission.

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OPCMIA

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CSTS 2020 which will be the new requirement for most work sites. CSTS 09 is being upgraded to a new version: CSTS 2020 which will be the new requirement for most work sites. Members can upgrade to CSTS 2020 for FREE thought the Alberta…

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The Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons' Local 222 has more than 300 skilled Concrete Finishers available for your project's needs.

LOCAL 222 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 222

Note: General Monthly Meeting Update

Regarding General Meetings, office meetings and visits;

 Local 222 is doing our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19, there are COVID-19 protocols in place to protect the health and safety of our membership and staff.

Anyone who wishes to enter Local 222’s building must provide proof of double COVID-19 vaccination and or provide a negative rapid antigen test within the last 72 hours. 

As our industry continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, worksite protocols and procedures aimed at keeping the workplace safe from the virus continue to develop.

Please stay safe!

Search below to see what’s going on over the next few months. Want to post an event for us to put on our site? Click here to send us an event. 

Check back as these dates can change.

Meetings occur the first Saturday of the month unless it’s a long weekend. In the event of a long weekend meeting the meeting will occur the following Saturday. 

Events in January 2023

  • There are no events scheduled during these dates.