WE BUILD WHAT OTHERS CAN ONLY IMAGINE

Manitoba Building Trades (MBT) represents the common goals of over 10,000 construction and trades professionals across our 13 member unions. We promote the interests of our member unions and engage in project partnerships to deliver safe, skilled and highly productive labour.

We believe that unionized construction labour is the most competitive alternative for public and private project proponents in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. We deliver cost competitive skilled labour while maintaining the highest standards of training, wages and benefits and workplace safety.

Our commitment to excellence is evident at construction sites and completed projects across Manitoba each and every day. Our members – hardworking, middle class Canadians – and project partners take pride in building the essential infrastructure which supports the economy and future of Manitoba and Canada.

In partnership with other provincial councils we are part of a network of 500,000+ Canadian construction professionals.

 

 

HISTORY

Manitoba Building Trades has a long, active history which began as the Winnipeg Building Trades Council on March 9, 1909. In 1943, the council began province-wide representation and it was renamed the Winnipeg and Vicinity Building Trades Council. In 1995, the Manitoba Building and Construction Trades Council was adopted. Today, we’re simply known as MBT.

 

Learn more about our history and involvement in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike here.

MBT PRESIDENT

Marc Lafond

VICE PRESIDENT

Victor DaSilva

SECRETARY TREASURER

Russ Shewchuk

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Robert Duarte

TRUSTEES

Barry Prescod

Evan Collingridge

Kyle Kalcsics

MBT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tanya Palson

tpalson@mbtrades.ca

 
Senior Administrator 

Anne Almojuela

aalmojuela@mbtrades.ca 

 

Marketing & Communications Manager

Stephanie Starodub

sstarodub@mbtrades.ca