The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is Alberta's largest union, representing almost 80,000 Albertans who work in government, health care, education, boards and agencies, municipalities and private companies. The majority of AUPE’s members work in the public sector.
Members of AUPE work in occupations that include clerical, nursing, social services, trades and maintenance, and technical work, to name a few. Approximately one third of AUPE's total members are direct employees of the Alberta provincial government, working in a wide variety of occupations, while about half of AUPE's total members are employed in the health-care sector.
For administrative purposes, AUPE divides its members into four basic sectors:
AUPE’s Provincial Government sector has more than 22,000 members, all direct employees of the Alberta Provincial Government.Learn More
AUPE’s Health Care Sector has more than 46,000 members working for public, private and not-for-profit health care providers.Learn More
More than 9,000 AUPE members work in support roles at 15 post-secondary institutions and three school boards, spread across Alberta.Learn More
Boards, Agencies & Local Governments
More than 4,000 AUPE members work for a variety of mostly public-sector employers, including municipal governments, commissions, and boards and agencies in government.Learn More