SUB Plan Benefit

The SUB Plan Benefit provides supplemental benefits paid to members under the Unemployment Insurance Act of Canada for temporary stoppage of work


To be eligible for SUB Fund monies, you must be collecting Employment Insurance (EI).

You must submit all EI claims to UA Local 170 Union Office by June 30th of the calendar year following the year to receive your full refund.
Example: 2019 EI claims must be in by June 30, 2020 for reimbursement.
EI reimbursements are processed by UA Local 170 Union Office at: 604.526.0441 or toll-free at 1-888.223.7711


Employers contribute $0.10/hour earned into a member’s SUB Plan hour bank.

SUB Plan payment is $100/week ($40.00 is taken from the member’s SUB Plan /hour bank) paid from Local 170 Union Office.

(Effective only April 01, 2020 to May 26, 2020 $125/week)

(Effective September 01, 2018 $100/week, prior to September 01, 2018 it was $80/week).

Board of Trustees Responsible

Brian McKinley – Chair (Union)
Jack Allard – Trustee (Union)
Craig Hallgren – Trustee (Union)
A.D. Al Phillips – Trustee (Union)
Lisa Peterse – Administrator

The Plan Administrator along with the Board of Union Trustees are responsible for the SUB Fund, Professional Consultants, Investment Management Firms, and ensuring that the SUB Fund is maintained in a financially balanced method that will provide welfare benefits for union members over the long term.

For your Hour Bank totals or any other inquiries regarding collecting your SUB Plan benefits, please contact Local 170 Union Office.
Phone: 604.526.0441   |    Toll-free: 1.888.223.7711