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At UFCW Canada Local 649, our website is an important communication tool. Housed on our website is information for members regarding:

  • Our Union

  • Education and Scholarships

  • Events

  • Our President’s Message

  • Articles on labour news items affecting the membership

In addition to our website, information for the membership is posted on bulletin boards in the workplace.


UFCW Canada’s free online education program, webCampus, offers courses that cover everything from basic computer skills to job-specific skills to gardening – all absolutely free for members and their families. To learn more about webCampus, click here.


UFCW is a firm believer in providing educational opportunities and scholarships to members and their families.

Across Canada, UFCW Canada offers a total of 18 annual scholarships of $1,000 each to members and their family members for post-secondary studies. As a UFCW Canada Local 649 member, you, your spouse, and your children are eligible to apply to the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship Program if you are attending full-time studies at a Canadian university, college, or any other recognized post-secondary institution. Five scholarships are awarded in the Western Provinces. To apply for the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship, click here.

In addition to the BDM Scholarship, UFCW Canada Local 649 members and their families also have access to the George Semeniuk Scholarship, a $1,000 bursary that is awarded annually by the UFCW Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Council. To apply for the George Semeniuk Scholarship, click here.