If you are in a “closed” union, you are not required to register in iMatchSkills, complete a Welcome Conversation, or seek non-union work. Claimants in “closed” unions also have separate requirements to be considered actively seeking work. You are considered actively seeking work if all of the following apply:
- You’re a member in good standing with your union
- Your union doesn’t allow you to seek non-union work within your trade
- You’re required by your union to get all of your work for your usual occupation through your union
- You’re capable of accepting and reporting for work when dispatched by the union
If you’re a member of a union and don’t meet the above requirements, you must actively seek work by contacting employers directly.