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.  The SUB Plan pays a weekly benefit to eligible Members who have sufficient banked dollars in their SUB Plan Hour Bank and are in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefit.


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: 2021 EI claims must be in by June 30, 2022 for reimbursement.

EI reimbursements are processed by UA Local 170 Union Office at: 604.526.0441 or toll-free at 1-888.223.7711


The Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, Local 170 – Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan was created on August 27, 1991 for the exclusive purpose of providing weekly benefits to UA170 Members who are collecting employment insurance benefits and have sufficient banked hours.

Participating Employers remit benefit contributions at the rate of $0.10/hour for each hour earned by the Member into their SUB Plan Hour Bank.

Effective April 04, 2021
:  the rate increased to $120/week ($40.00 is taken from the Members SUB Plan Hour Bank) paid from Local 170 Union Office (phone: 604.526.0441).

(Effective period: April 01, 2020 to April 03, 2021 contact Union Local 170 for further details).

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

Board of Trustees Responsible

Jack Allard – Union Trustee
Jason Bulizuk – Union Trustee
A.D. Al Phillips – Union Trustee
Russel J. St Eloi – Union Trustee
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