Applying for Membership

As we grow as an organization and develop as guided by our constitution, the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers welcomes new Members from diverse communities across Canada. Many new Members simply wish to join for the work opportunities with our Workplace partners, but we are recruiting those who wish to participate in the growth of a New Union in Canada. We welcome your interest and encourage you to review our Constitution to see if you too share our Values and Beliefs and would like to help us achieve our Objects.

APPRENTICESHIP: If you would like to apply to the Apprenticeship Training Program, please visit the apprenticeship page.

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CERTIFIED JOURNEYPERSONS and GENERAL APPLICANTS: CUSW is currently accepting Applications for Membership.  This application is for JOURNEYPERSONS AND GENERAL APPLICANTS ONLY

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Your Application will be shared with the Unit Recruitment Committtee for the geographic area in which you reside. The Recruitment Committee will contact you if they are currently recruiting new Members in your area.

Each Committee includes CUSW Unit Members who have agreed to participate by reaching out to community members applying for membership. Please keep in mind these activities are in addition to their workplace participation and time with their family, so the process may take some time. We ask that you exercise patience as we consider your application for CUSW membership.