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:  The below applications are for JOURNEYPERSONS ONLY. If you would like to apply to the Apprenticeship Training Program, please visit the apprenticeship page.

Visit the Apprenticehip page

CERTIFIED JOURNEYPERSONS: The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers is currently accepting Applications for Membership in the following skilled trades to meet the needs of our workplace partners:


  Powerline Technician


  I&C Technician

GENERAL APPLICATION: The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers is currently accepting Applications for all other skills and certifications:

  General Application



If you are interested in applying for membership, simply download and complete the appropriate Application for Membership form(s) above and attach an up to date resume, a Certificate of Apprenticeship, a Certificate of Qualification and other related training and safety course certifcates.

Incomplete Application packages will not be processed and wil be discarded.

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.

Applications for Membership can be sent in via fax: 416-240-9970 or by mail to:

10 Carlson Court
Suite 802
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 6L2