Shop Steward Level 1 courses now open for registration
Posted 2018-Sep-12

The USW is pleased to work with Local 1944 to offer Shop Steward Level 1 courses across Canada.

Registration for Level 1 is now available for November and December 2018 classes.

Please see the schedule below for course dates by location. Specific venue details will be released to participants closer to the course. We recommend that you register as soon as possible since courses tend to fill up quickly.

Course Description:

Shop Steward Level 1: This two-day course focuses on the steward's role as educator and advocate, as well as concentrating on the grievance procedure. The basic core of the course examines the grievance process in its entirety. A comprehensive list of subjects is included in the manual (everything from duty to represent, conflict resolution skills to accommodation issues, etc. are addressed), and students are able to choose, within the time limitations, the issues they would like to focus on. The information binder has been designed for participants to take home and utilize as a reference manual to assist them with a variety of workplace issues.

The deadline for application is approximately eight weeks prior to the course start date. This allows participants to schedule time off and prepare for the course adequately. Please fill out the entire online application and follow instructions carefully.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Steve McWhirter at

  • Montreal - November 5-6, 2018 (2 spots left)
  • Rimouski – November 8-9, 2018 (Accepting applications)
  • Barrie - November 13-14, 2018 (Accepting applications)
  • Scarborough - November 15-16, 2018 (4 spots left)
  • Burnaby - November 13-14, 2018 (FULL)
  • Langley - November 15-16, 2018 (1 spot left)
  • Prince George - November 20-21, 2018 (FULL)
  • Kelowna - (CANCELLED)
  • Calgary - December 3-4, 2018 (FULL)
  • Edmonton - December 6-7, 2018 (FULL)

    DEADLINE – Friday, September 28th for Calgary & Edmonton.

    All other classes are now on a first come, first served basis and dependent on UTO availability from the company.

    In Solidarity,


    USW Local 1944