Education being one of our core values, we believe in life-long learning and using the best possible training providers available.  UA Local 516 apprentices are expected to be the become the best journeymen in the industry, and UA Local 516 journeymen are given many opportunities to enhance and update their skill set regularly.  By keeping ahead of the pack, our apprentices and journeymen give our contractors the edge when it comes to providing high-quality work.

Reimbursement for eligible trade-related training expenses is determined by the Journeyman Apprentice Training Fund (JATF) on a pre-authorization basis. 

Training Reimbursement Pre-Authorization Applications

For Members

For Employers

training reimbursement policy

Updated August 7, 2018


For Apprentices

RTI Refrigeration Training Institute is the not for profit trade school that is now in operation.

Contact info:

Phone: 604.425.3414



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