About Us

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a progressive Union representing some 400,000 members in virtually every town and city in Canada and the U.S.

Our members work in Canada's construction and service industries and in health care and education providing a vast range of public services. They provide diagnostic, therapeutic, clerical and nursing care. They operate and maintain the equipment necessary to build and enhance Canada's infrastructure. In fact, there is little you can do in today's society that will not have involved an Operating Engineer.

Canadian members of our Union enjoy a multi-level of service. They are able to access their own Local professional staff who may be assisted by the Canadian Conference, the Canadian Director and his staff or the General President and his International Staff.

Each level has fully trained representatives who all share the same philosophy – people come first!


The Executive Board sets policy, reviews all aspects of the local, sets financial goals, recommends dues and initiation fee structures and determines employment terms and conditions for staff.

The Executive Board meets semi-annually in May and October on a Saturday.

The Executive Board comprised of 16 members and staff as elected every 4 years from the membership at large.

Join us, and become an Executive Board Member and have your say on how your Local Union operates. If you are an initiated member, in good standing and interested, please contact your Local office.


IUOE has been representing working people across Canada since 1897. Our local union has been built by local people and continues to grow due to the commitment of our members.




Our Local is a people-first organization. Local 772 still believes in the grass roots principles, which have supported the growth of trade unionism in this country since the 1800s.

The ideas of caring about people and their problems have been renewed with a fresh vigour within the Operating Engineers. We believe in servicing our members. That is why you pay union dues.

We are not interested in spending our members' hard earned money on fancy offices and flashy ad campaigns. We know how tough it is in today's workplace. When you have a problem, you need a Union that will be there for you. That's what you need and that's what you deserve!

Your full-time representatives are elected to serve the needs of the membership when the members require assistance and not just during office hours.

At Local 772 we care and we will be there.


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