IW in New Brunswick
Our New Brunswick Local 842, headquartered in St. John, has 570 active members.
Their prime focus is large-industrial construction, expansion and maintenance. The province contains paper mills, steel smelters, coal and nuclear power plants, as well as the only North American potash mine outside of Saskatchewan. Its Irving Oil Refinery is the largest refinery in Canada.
Many of the Local’s members are working in other provinces and flying back home on employer-paid rotation flights.
Local 842’s members are looking toward future paper mill construction/expansion, and a likely expansion of the Irving Refinery if the proposed West-to-East pipeline from Alberta is approved.
The Local operates a training program in conjunction with a local community college. Welding tests are also available in Moncton, Bathurst and St. John.
Half of the Local’s members are above the age of 50, so retirement will become an increasing factor that, over time, should open up opportunities for new members.
The Local has one of Canada’s best Ironworker benefit plans, and a defined contribution pension plan.
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