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A safe and supportive community.

We’re a construction union that believes in fighting for the rights of people—improving opportunities for everyone and creating a supportive community for the trades in Canada.

Our Mission

Our main focus is to represent trades people in Canada to provide fair compensation, safe work environments, and an improved standard of living.





Local Unions (in BC and AB)

10 locals


Our History

How CMAW has evolved


The B.C. Provincial Council of Carpenters Union (BCPCC) was founded to represent carpenters in BC under an American parent union (UBCJA).


Following eleven years of legal battles with UBCJA, the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Canada (CMAW) was officially formed.


CMAW officially ends our partnership with the Communications, Energy, And Paperworkers Union of Canada, becoming completely independent to represent trades people in Canada.

Our Story

Always working for trades people.

CMAW is a unique union that works directly with our members and regular contractors—improving working conditions, project quality, and the lives of every trades person in Canada.

We’ve always been dedicated to providing the level of understanding and service that our members need and deserve. Providing high quality work for our members, and connecting our partner contractors with the skilled trades people they need for their projects. Time after time, project after project, we’re here, championing you and your rights.

Our Core Values

What drives and guides our union.

We’re not just looking for members—but building a community. We champion diversity and inclusion in the construction industry, fighting for the people who need it the most. People come first, which is why we’re working to improve your compensation, working conditions, and overall lives—everyday.


We've got your back


We champion inclusion and diversity


We are community