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

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How IBEW Works With Contractors

IBEW Local 586 Ottawa prides themselves on working closely with electrical contractors to ensure they are completely satisfied. We are here to work with you, not against you.

As an electrical contractor, it’s important to know that Ontario law states:

  • Workers have the right to join a union;
  • It is against the law for employers to dismiss a worker, because he or she is in a union;
  • Workers have the right to bargain, as a group with their employer for wages, benefits and conditions of work;
  • It is against the law for an employer to threaten or punish a worker, because they are in a union;
  • It is against the law for employers to interfere with union activities or union affairs.

It’s the role of the IBEW to bridge the gap between worker and contractor, to better the relationship and provide the highest standards for electrical work in Ontario.

We work as often as you need us to develop relationship-strengthening strategies to better your business. The staff at IBEW is committed to providing highly skilled electricians that are dedicated to working for you.

At IBEW Local 586 Ottawa, we pride ourselves on keeping the lines of communication open, so that way you know we are here when you need us.

To learn more about IBEW Local 586 Ottawa, what it means for contractors, 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 a skilled workforce that will shape the future of the electrical industry in Ontario.