Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union 562.

Our Mission

To provide our signatory contractors with a highly skilled workforce. To unify our contractors and members working together and maintaining safety, profitability, and quality to the highest standards.

Union Sheet Metal Workers...

  • Receive high rates of pay
  • Receive better training
  • Receive protection from unjust discipline and discharge
  • Have access to representation for Workers' Compensation claims
  • Have a safer workplace
  • Have access to a state-of-the-art Provincial training facility

** We register all our apprentices and ensure our apprentices receive the best training.

Benefit Summary

  • Dependent Coverage
  • Member Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • (AD&D) Accidental Death, Dismemberment & Specific Loss Insurance
  • (STD) Short Term Disability Benefits
  • Healthcare
  • Preferred Vision Services
  • Dental Care
  • Coordination of Benefits

For more information regarding our benefits company please visit:
Union Benefits

Working on a tubular metal component

Worker wearing a welding helmet

Protect Your Future...Protect your family's future

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Coverage
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision Care Coverage
  • Extended Health Care Benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Long Term & Short-Term Disability Coverage
  • Safety Training
  • Certified Apprenticeship Program

Myths About the Union

The Union does not want us they just want the Company.

It does not benefit us to organize the company and cut the employees loose. The union has long understood that the only way we can ensure decent wages and working conditions for all sheet metal workers, is to manage the supply of skilled manpower.

If the Union comes in, they will get rid of us and bring in their own people.

Again, this will not benefit us in any way. We want you to become union members and stay employed with your current employer.

If I get laid off in the Union, I have to sit on the manpower list and starve.

SMWIA Members have more employment opportunities that non members. SMWIA Members have the opportunity to work for all union contractors. SMWIA Members also have the option of traveling to other local unions for work, through our local to local referral system.

The Company will not be able to compete.

The SMWIA is committed to organizing all Sheet Metal workers in the province of Ontario. The SMWIA is currently working on Market recovery programs to keep our contractors competitive in today's market. By sticking together as Sheet Metal Workers, and demanding respectable wages and working conditions, we can ensure that all contractors are bidding work on a level playing field.

Today - make the right choice for you and your family! Contact the Organizing Department at Local 562 at 519-744-1311 or 1-800-554-5575 - All calls are private and confidential