Welcome to the New Westminster & District Labour Council website.

The New Westminster & District Labour Council (NWDLC) is a community-based central labour organization representing trade union members at the local level. We are a chartered organization of the Canadian Labour Congress, Canada’s national voice for workers and their families.

Our goal is to ensure our communities and our elected representatives at all levels of government in Canada respond to the needs of people and families.


The New Westminster & District Labour Council has endorsed the following candidates for the 2019 federal election.

Jagmeet Singh, NDP Burnaby South

Peter Julian, NDP New Westminster-Burnaby

Bonita Zarrillo, NDP Port Moody-Coquitlam

Stephen Crozier, NDP South Surrey-White Rock

Randy Anderson-Fennell, NDP Delta

Sarjit Saran, NDP Surrey Centre

Harjit Singh Gill, NDP Surrey-Newton

Annie Ohana, NDP Fleetwood-Port Kells

Stacey Wakelin, NDP Langley-Aldergrove

John Mogk, NDP Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge

Labour Council Executive and delegates will be volunteering in endorsed canadidate campaigns. Look for our “Random Acts of Canvass” on our Facebook page or contact the office at (604) 291-9306 for more information.








What is the NWDLC?

The New Westminster & District Labour Council is a community based central labour organization chartered in 1966 by the Canadian Labour Congress to represent workers in fourteen lower mainland municipalities. We represent more than 60,000 union members from more than 120 affiliated local unions continuing the proud union tradition of workers speaking out on issues affecting them in their workplaces and in their communities. We work together and with community partners like the United Way and the Union Protein Project (formerly Protein for People) to deliver information, services and programs to build a stronger and more compassionate society, one that supports the needs of working families and all people.

The regional area covered by the NWDLC.

Union members participate in the activities of the Labour Council by volunteering time to support other union members on picket lines, attending educational seminars and courses to learn new skills, participating on Labour Council committees and attending events. Members also get involved with community agencies that deliver vital services, serve on community boards and volunteer in civic, provincial and federal election campaigns.

A few facts about NWDLC

Here are a few facts you might not know yet about the NWDLC.

There are 123 local unions affiliated to (are members of) the New Westminster & District Labour Council, representing a total membership of over 60,000. Locals have members who work within our geographical region covering the communities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Port Moody, Belcarra, Anmore, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Langley City and Langley Township in British Columbia.

The NWDLC is governed by an elected Executive of two officers plus 14 members representing local affiliate unions.

There are 11 Federal Ridings, 24 Provincial Constituencies, 14 Municipalities and 7 School Boards in our area.


Get in touch with us using this handy form!

Our office is located at 105-3920 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC  V5G 4K7

Phone: 604-291-9306
Email: nwdlc@shawcable.com
Twitter: @nwdlc
acebook: NWDLC