IBEW Local 586
1178 Rainbow Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1J 6X7
Tel: (613)-741-5664
Fax: (613)-741-4789



What we're all about as a union...Fairness, Equality, Pride."

Bert Olmstead, Journeyman,
Local 586, Ottawa

It's a win-win situation."

Bob Sanscartier. Contractor,
Bolton Electric, Ottawa

Everybody's treated the same, everybody's treated equal."

Kurt Metz, Dispatcher
Local 586, Ottawa

Member Testimonial Video


About Local 586

About IBEW"We earnestly invite all workers belonging to our trade to come forward, join our ranks and help increase our numbers, until there shall be no one working at our trade outside of our brotherhood..." – IBEW Constitution

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 586 Ottawa is a forward thinking, highly skilled, and dedicated electrical union based out of  Ottawa, Ontario. Since 1927, IBEW Local 586 Ottawa has been successfully representing licensed electricians and registered apprentices in the construction industry. Today, the IBEW remains a hard working organization of top-notch electricians and like-minded professionals committed to benefiting towards the integrity of our industry.

  1. IBEW Local 586 Ottawa is the only construction union in the province that is committed to and guarantees a strict policy of no strikes and no lock-outs to its members and their employers.

We represent the highest standards in the electrical field for workmanship quality and education, while bridging the gap between contractors and members’ relations. We are an electrical union committed to bettering the lives of our members and the teams of talented contractors we work with.

Our Members are Committed to Professionalism

Licensed electricians and registered apprentices choose IBEW Local 586 Ottawa because of our high standards with wages, pension, education, work ethic, and our commitment to the trade. IBEW Local 586 Ottawa has developed a reputation as being an honest, fair entity that represents a highly skilled workforce. Our integrity as an electrical union in the industry is second to none.

“We are known to be the electrical union with the highest wages in the industry, bar none.” – James Barry, Business Manager and Financial Secretary of the IBEW Local 586 Ottawa

Members of IBEW Local 586 Ottawa remain with us because the IBEW is dedicated to maintaining and strengthening the relationship between members and employers. We are a brotherhood of highly skilled professionals devoted to building a better future for everyone in the construction industry.

What Services Do Members Value Most?

Members of the IBEW Local 586 Ottawa are fortunate to have access to unequaled training, education, and workplace representation.

Some of the unique services provided by the union, include:

  • Strong representation;
  • Job security;
  • Access to our established employment database;
  • Members Assistance Program (M.A.P.);
  • Comprehensive training and education programs;
  • Health benefits;
  • Pension.

Who Owns and Operates the IBEW Local 586 Ottawa?

IBEW Local 586 Ottawa is a non-profit organization built for electricians, by electricians. The members of IBEW Local 586 Ottawa are a collective who work together to further the development of the brotherhood. In Ottawa, IBEW is operated by James Barry, Business Manager and Financial Secretary, and a skilled team of devoted staff based out of:

IBEW Local 586
1178 Rainbow Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1J 6X7

Every year, IBEW Local 586 Ottawa sees significant increases in membership, contractors, and industry leading monetary advances. This is a trend that IBEW Local 586 Ottawa continues to strive for every year, as a promise to its loyal members.

To learn more about IBEW Local 586 Ottawa, what it means to members, and how it can strengthen your professional career, contact us.Do you have more questions? Be sure to visit our frequently asked questions section to get the answers you need.

IBEW Local 586 Ottawa is dedicated to providing you and your family with a secure focus for the future. Learn why you should join IBEW and understand the benefits of becoming a member. You are invited to join out winning team!