Putting Members First

The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers was formed on the basic belief that Members are the Union. The Union is run by Members, for Members and meeting the needs of Members and their families is our priority.

Apprenticeship, Training & Education

As Knowledge Workers, CUSW Members are constantly monitoring the workplace for changes to technology and work methods so their skills adapt to the workplace demands. The National Training and Education Committee supported by a Training Trust Fund provides Members access to the best possible skills upgrading and training to meet the needs of a changing marketplace, emerging technologies and evolving work practices. Apprentices are registered with the appropriate regulatory body ensuring their experience and training leads to certification. CUSW represents Workers with multiple skills sets in many sectors of the economy, including:

  • Communications Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Gas Fitters
  • Heavy Duty Mechanics
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Instrumentation and Control Technicians
  • Installers
  • Millwrights & Machinists
  • Plumbers
  • Power Engineers
  • PowerLine Technicians
  • Refrigeration Technicians
  • Sheet Metal Fabricators
  • Telecom Lineman
  • Telecom Splicers


Excellent Health, Welfare and Retirement Benefits

CUSW represents a multi-employer construction and industrial skilled workforce and provides a benefit support system for you and your family. CUSW sponsors a legally recognized Trust Agreement where you decide your level of benefits and coverage to meet your needs. CUSW also provides financial planning services, group RRSPs and other financially related benefits. Benefits Include:

  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Member (Employee) Assistance Programs


Apply to CUSW today, visit our applications page for more information.