Employers and the Union

BC Insulators has developed a unique and outstanding relationship with employers. We work hard to help companies be competitive, and deliver skilled work. Our employers include contractors, developers, and construction companies.

Signatory Employers

Employers who work with our union are called Signatory Employers. This means they’ve signed our Collective Agreement that governs wages, benefits, working conditions, safety conditions and much more. Once a company signs with BC Insulators, it must hire our members for all mechanical insulation jobs. And our members may only take work from Signatory Employers, through the union office.

If there are various other trades on a work site, they are not all required to be union members. BC Insulators members can work on a site with other, non-unionized workers in other trades.

When an employer needs insulators, they contact the union, which maintains a list of all its members who are currently not at work. Members are listed by region, whether they are journeypeople or apprentices, and what safety or other training certificates they have. The employer can choose from this list.

Working together with BC Insulators, employers know they have access to the most highly skilled, trained and reliable mechanical insulation workers in the province.

You can find a list of our Signatory Employers here.


Employer Forms

The following forms can be downloaded as fillable PDFs. After filling the forms, please save-as the PDF with a new filename and email to insulators@insulators118.org

IIAF Request Form Download
IIAF Award Form Download
Termination Form Download

You will need Adobe Acrobat or Reader installed on your computer. You can download Adobe Reader for free here.
The form can also be printed and completed by hand, and faxed to 604-877-0926.
All forms must be either faxed or emailed to Local 118.

Funding for Employers

A fund introduced in October 2022 is designed to help union contractors hire new apprentices into our trade. Find out more here: https://buildingtrades.ca/inthetrades/


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