SMART Canada is one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse unions.
At SMART Canada, our members are qualified professionals and certified tradespeople dedicated to all aspects of roofing, architectural cladding, custom sheet metal and complete ventilation systems. We partner with our signatory contractors across Canada to supply generations of hands-on experience and a commitment to safety on every project.
Our sheet metal members fabricate and install proper ventilation and air filtering systems to ensure the overall health of our schools, offices, hospitals, and homes. Our roofing and architectural members play a vital role in the building envelope by enhancing and protecting your investments.
Together, we are building healthy communities for a better tomorrow.
SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, is one of North America’s most dynamic and diverse unions with over 203,000 members.
SMART welcomes all working people into the membership and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, hazing or bullying due to race, color, religion, age, creed, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital/parental/family status, veteran’s status, disability or other legally protected class.
SMART recognizes that diversity strengthens the workforce, benefits our communities and makes the unionized sheet metal and transportation industries stronger and more competitive by reflecting the communities where we operate and the people we serve. SMART’s goal is to shift the mindset of management, labour leaders and our respective memberships to recruit, welcome and retain the most competent and skilled workforce available, while embracing differences in age, ability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, national origin, language, marital status, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation and other characteristics that make individuals unique.
Since the days of the founding of our predecessor unions, SMART has grown to represent members in a diverse range of industry sectors and occupations.
Today, you will find your union sisters and brothers in the construction industry, shipyards, nuclear power plants, at a variety of manufacturing and automotive facilities and on roofs across Canada.
The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) is a 21st century labour union serving, protecting and raising the living standards of workers in the sheet metal, roofing, shipyard, and manufacturing/production industries throughout Canada.
We strive to establish and maintain desirable and safe working conditions and thus provide for members and their families that measure of comfort, happiness and security to which every person is entitled in return for their labour, through a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.