• UA Local 853
    Sprinkler & Fire Protection Trade Centre
  • 60 Shields Court, Markham, ON L3R 9T5
  • 905-477-6022 | 1-800-387-7085 (Toll Free)

Who We Are

We hope to provide a valuable resource to our members, as well as others who are interested in the Sprinkler and Fire Protection Industry.

We received our charter in 1976, and are proud of the remarkable work of past and present members who have dedicated themselves to Local 853 and the people of Ontario. Working in the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Residential sectors, our highly skilled tradesman provide their services and expertise in making Ontario a safe place to live.

With expanded training programs and education, we are ready to move forward into the future, maintaining the high standards required in today’s highly technical and changing workplace.

By means of a strong strategic plan, UA Local 853 endeavours to continue acquiring a larger share of the construction market and strong growth in our membership throughout the province. We have established a legacy that future generations of Local 853 can be proud of and build upon.

Sprinklers Save Lives

Mission Statement

UA Local 853 observes the objectives of UA Canada as outlined by their Constitution, whereby the protection of its members from unjust and injurious competition is paramount.

We believe that the principal of unity is the key factor in elevating good work conditions, creating confidence, generating esteem and respect, and promoting harmony in the spirit of sincerity.

We recognize the rights of both contractors and workers for fair compensation, which will in turn result in quality craftsmanship. For decades we have been fulfilling this objective, and will continue to do so for decades to come.

UA Local 853 building

Standard For Excellence

Without question, United Association members are the best trained, most highly skilled and hardest working building tradespeople in our industry today, bar none. Despite this fact, every day we hear reports that the union sector is losing ground and that construction owners, as well as many in the general public, believe that working union equals overpriced and under skilled workers with bad attitudes and a sense of entitlement.

As we all know, nothing could be further from the truth, but it is up to us to change the negative view of unions that has persisted for far too long. The UA is taking positive steps to change that perception, in part through our Standard for Excellence program. This program is explained in detail in the video that is available through the link below. I hope you will take a few minutes to watch this video, and that you will join with me in making a commitment to the principles of this program. By doing so, you will help ensure that, for years to come, the United Association and our contractors will be the number one source for skilled labour in our industry and that we will gain the respect we deserve.

Fraternally yours,

John Telford
Director of Canadian
Affairs, UA

UA Local 853 New Brunswick Competitor