Our Members Make the Difference

The membership of Local 276 consists of highly trained men and women applying their skills in the Sheet Metal and Roofing Industries on Vancouver Island. The very diverse nature of these trades in the Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (ICI), Shipbuilding and Residential sectors along with ever changing technologies require our members to be dedicated to their craft. Along with our partner Contractor’s Association we jointly share the responsibility to ensure that a well trained and versatile work force is available to meet the needs of the customer on any construction or fabrication project.

About Us

We are members of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association. The International Association represents 150,000 members throughout Canada and the United States.

Empress Hotel Circa 1930

Empress Hotel
Circa 1930

The first Vancouver Island sheet metal union was originally formed in Victoria on July 3, 1909,back then we were known as the “Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers International Alliance, Local 134″.

In March 1940, we became the “Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 276″. Today Local 276 carries on the tradition of representing the skilled men and women working in the sheet metal and roofing trades on Vancouver Island.


University of Victoria

Through the collective bargaining process Sheet Metal Workers Local 276 seeks to establish and maintain desirable working conditions and provide for it’s members and their families that measure of comfort, happiness and security to which every good citizen is entitled in return for his or her labour form a deep sense of pride in our trade, to give a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.





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