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

Welcome Members

Welcome to the UA Local 853 "Members Portal". This section of the website is a members-only section.
This is a password-protected area for UA Local 853 Members only.

To access this area you must be a UA Local 853 member in good standing and have activated your UA Local 853 Membership Account ID.
Follow these steps to gain access to the "Members Area":

  1. If you have not activated your UA Local 853 Membership online account yet, please click here to Activate your account.
  2. After you have activated your account please click here to Login.

News and Events

  COVID-19 Directives - Canada and Ontario Links

Please ensure you follow your local guidelines and public health recommendations.  Below are links for Health Canada, and Public Health Ontario.  Also included is the link for finding a test center in Ontario if you believe you have been exposed.  You are encouraged to contact your local public health unit before seeking a test.  Continue to take care of yourselves, and loved ones through this difficult time.





Find a Test Center


  Important news regarding Working at Heights Training

Effective March 27, 2020, O. Reg. 297/13 is amended by O. Reg. 96/20<https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20096> to temporarily extend the validity period of Working at Heights training for workers who successfully completed an approved Working at Heights training program between February 28, 2017 and August 31, 2017. The validity period for these workers is extended to four years from the current three.


As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, workers may be unable to complete refresher training due to course cancellations. This amendment allows the affected workers to continue to work and constructors and employers to engage these workers on construction projects.


The related training requirements for workers who use fall protection systems on construction projects, which are in section 26.2 of O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects) under the OHSA, are not affected by these amendments and employers must continue to ensure that the requirements in section 26.2 are complied with.


Please see the amended regulation: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20096


Further communications from the government to follow.