Work Across Canada
Canadian UBC Members are eligible for work across Canada through the Canadian Traveler Referral Program’s online dispatch system.
To qualify for the Canadian Traveler Referral Program you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be on your Local’s out of work list
- You must be in good standing with your local
You can gain access to the online dispatch system by completing an application. To complete an application follow the steps outlined below:
Go to www.carpenters.org and click on the Members tab on the top right hand corner of the screen.
When you click on the Members tab, click on the green box that states ‘First Time? Register Here’
You will be prompted to enter your name, UBC ID number and the last four digits of your Social Insurance Number.
Click on the submit tab and you will be sent via email a temporary password to enter the system.
*Note: Some temporary passwords have been going to Junk/Spam folders. Check these folders on your email account if you do not receive your temporary password in your regular email.
Once you have received your password, you can log into the system via www.carpenters.org and enter your user name and password to start the application process. When you successfully log on, click the Icon on your member homepage to work across Canada.
You will be directed to fill in required information including:
Member Information: Home address, phone number, email, UBC ID, the Local/Council you are affiliated with along with your current status (I.E. Journeymen, 4th term, 3rd term).
Skills Experience and Training: Summarizing crafts, qualifications, preferred types of work and all health and safety training certificates (that are valid) as well as work experience.
Work Location, Health and Drug Testing: You will be asked to indicate: what province(s) you are open to working in along with the time of year you are willing to travel, to identify what housing arrangements you would be willing to accept, indicate height, weight and overall health as well as to indicate if there are any work restrictions you may have. Also, you will be asked to indicate if you agree to an alcohol and drug test, as some provinces allow drug and alcohol testing on job sites.
Information is true, accurate and up to date: Finally, you will be asked to confirm that the information you provided is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
To submit the application, click on the submit/accept button to submit your application for review/approval. Once you submit your application, the application is forwarded to your Local for approval.
After 90 days, each member who has registered with the system will be asked to re-confirm their interest in working in other provinces. This information is reconfirmed through the registered member receiving an email to the email address that is affiliated with their members account.
If there are questions or information needed pertaining to the system, please contact Colleen Dignam at email@example.com or at (905) 652-4140 ext. 237.