The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has over a half century of experience, skills, and success making things better for working people like you.

Welcome to the ILWU

The ILWU

We are a rank-and-file union. We encourage membership participation in the affairs of the Union, and we represent our members in numerous forums of interest on the Federal, Provincial and Municipal scenes.

A Rich History

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada has been successfully representing working people in British Columbia since 1948. ILWU Canada is the exclusive bargaining agent for over 6,000 men and women throughout the province.

We are involved

The ILWU Canada Longshore Division is involved in the loading, unloading and checking of cargo to and from vessels, and the storage of these goods on the docks and in warehouses across the country.

ILWU News

Stop Bill C-23

Bill C-23 Under Bill C-23, the current Preclearance Act would be replaced by a new statute based on the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance that expands the [...]

We are proud of our accomplishments, organized in 1948 in British Columbia, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada has been successfully representing over 6,000 men and women. The ILWU Canada is a union made up of the 12 autonomous Locals of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and three affiliates: the Retail Wholesale Union (British Columbia), the Retail Wholesale Department Store Union (Saskatchewan), and the Grain Services Union (Saskatchewan).

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