Who to Contact

Once you've decided how to start out in the trade, the next step is getting in touch with the right people.

To register as an apprentice, you can contact your provincial or territorial government office of apprenticeship and training. Remember that, in Quebec, you are required to register as an apprentice before you can start work.

For more information, check out the Apprenticeship Opportunities section of this Web site.

To start out on the job, you can find work as a direct-hire through an employer, contact a labour organization, or get in touch with an open shop or construction association.

Thermal Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC)

The Thermal Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC) is the national industry association for contractors, distributors and manufacturers of commercial, industrial and institutional thermal insulation, asbestos abatement and firestop.

Thermal Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC)
1300 Carling Avenue
Suite 309
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L2
Tel.: 613-724-4834
Toll-free: 1-866-278-0002
Fax: 613-724-4943

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers is a labour organization that represents heat and frost insulators across North America. You can contact any of the organization's 11 local Canadian offices to get started in the trade.

Thermal Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC)
1300 Carling Avenue
Suite 309
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L2
Tel.: 613-724-4834
Toll-free: 1-866-278-0002
Fax: 613-724-4943

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 58 (Québec)
602 Georges V Street
Montréal-Est, QC H1L 3T6
Tel.: 514-353-5170
Fax: 514-353-8653

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 58 (Québec)
2300 Père LeLièvre Boulevard
Room 202
DuBerger, QC G1P 2X5
Tel.: 418-527-2896
Fax: 418-527-6109

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 95 (Ontario)
120 Amber Street
Markham, ON L3R 3A3
Tel.: 905-944-0110
Fax: 905-944-1065

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 99 (Manitoba)
202 Harbison Ave W.
Winnipeg, MB R2L 0A4
Tel: (204) 694-0726
Fax: (204) 697-3426
local99@shaw.ca; awl99@insulators.org

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 110 (Alberta)
9335 47th Street
Edmonton, AB T6B 2R7
Tel.: 780-426-2874
Fax: 780-428-9434
local110@telus.net

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 110 (Alberta)
3804 McLeod Trail, SE
Suite 201 D
Calgary, AB T2G 2R2
Tel.: 403-243-1234
Fax: 403-243-8887
local110@telus.net

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 116 (Nova Scotia)
14 McQuade Lake Crescent
Suite 202
Halifax, NS B3S 1B6
Tel.: 902-450-5605
Fax: 902-450-5605
loc116@ns.aliantzinc.ca

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 118 (British Columbia)
233 East 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 2C4
Tel.: 604-877-0909
Fax: 604-877-0926
insulators@hnf118.com

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 119 (Saskatchewan)
444 Quebec Street
Regina, SK S4R 1K7
Tel.: 306-545-5025
Fax: 306-569-0433
local119@sasktel.net

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 131 (New Brunswick)
Maritime Opportunity Center
P.O. Box 26
1216 Sand Cove Road
Room 304
Saint John, NB E2M 5V8
Tel.: 506-635-8609
Fax: 506-635-7825

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 137 (Newfoundland)
P.O. Box 100
Water Street
Harbour Grace, NL A0A 2M0
Tel.: 709-596-1403
Fax: 709-596-1404

Construction Associations

Construction associations are made up of construction contractors and other industry associations and represent Canada's non-residential construction industry. Several are listed below:

Provincial Insulation Contractors Associations

The provincial insulation contractors associations represent heat and frost insulators in their region.

Merit and Open Shop Contractors' Associations

Merit and open shop contractors' associations represent some of Canada's open shop construction contractors.

Christian Labour Association of Canada

The Christian Labour Association of Canada is a national organization.

Alberta

Calgary office
2333 18th Avenue, NE
Suite 232
Calgary, AB T2E 8T6
Tel.: 403-686-0288
Toll-free: 1-866-686-0288
Fax: 403-686-0357

Edmonton office
15505 Yellowhead Trail, NW
Edmonton, AB T5V 1E5
Tel.: 780-454-6181
Fax: 780-451-3976

Fort McMurray office
Bob Lamb Building
8015 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5B9
Tel.: 780-792-5292
Toll-free: 1-877-792-5292
Fax: 780-791-9711

British Columbia

15483 104th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V3R 1N9
Tel.: 604-583-5575
Toll-free: 1-800-331-2522
Fax: 604-583-6166

Manitoba

396 Assiniboine Avenue
Suite 2
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0Y1
Tel.: 204-989-0198
Fax: 204-942-6967

Ontario

Chatham office
455 Keil Drive South
Chatham, ON N7M 6M4
Tel.: 519-354-4831
Toll-free: 1-800-561-2522
Fax: 519-354-3723

Grimsby office
P.O. Box 219
89 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4G3
Tel.: 905-945-1500
Toll-free: 1-800-463-2522
Fax: 905-945-7200

Mississauga office
5920 Atlantic Drive
Mississauga, ON L4W 1N6
Tel.: 905-670-7383
Toll-free: 1-800-268-5281
Fax: 905-812-5556

Ottawa office
38 Antares Drive
Unit 100
Nepean, ON K2E 7V2
Tel.: 613-238-2522
Toll-free: 1-888-279-2522
Fax: 613-238-9255