About NOWA

About NOWA

Since 1989, NOWA has been an employee-operated workers' association representing the contract and long-term employees of Levert Group. NOWA prides itself in having proactively maintained a good working negotiation relationship with Levert Group. We have always managed to obtain our contracts without the use of strikes, work-to-rule, and/or loss of production. We strive to continue fostering this positive working rapport between Levert and its employees, to assure continuity of work for NOWA members.

NOWA membership began as the Northern Ontario Workers' Association. In 2013, our membership has expanded to represent Levert employees in Newfoundland and Labrador, via NOWA Local 33. Currently, Levert employees are stationed all across Canada and internationally.

NOWA Membership

NOWA membership

All employees, pursuant to the Collective Agreements, pay Union Dues. During the pre-screening and hiring process, Levert employees receive a printed copy of the latest NOWA-Levert Collective Agreement.

Consult your collective agreement for: statutory holidays, bereavement leave, health benefits, vacation days, etc.

NOWA collective agreement

NOWA works with Levert to develop a fair and equitable collective agreement for its membership. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the NOWA-Levert Collective Agreement, which was provided in printed form upon initial hiring. If you do not have a copy, please contact your recruiter.

Safety & training

safety awards

NOWA recognizes that health, safety and training are key components to the well-being of its membership. In collaboration with Levert, NOWA provides financial support in the form of safety awards and training/education bursaries to invest in its membership.

Safety awards

safety awards

For Ontario as well as Newfoundland and Labrador members, all Levert employees are automatically eligible for safety awards upon achieving 1000, 2000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 hours of safe work. The monetary award amounts are $20, $25, $40, $50, and $100 respectively. The winners are notified once a year. The initiative is funded by both NOWA and Levert equally.

Training and education

NOWA bursary

As of 2014, NOWA and Levert have developed their bursary program to invest in NOWA members by providing funding for training and education. The initiative is funded by NOWA and Levert equally. Interested? Apply for the NOWA-Levert bursary program today!

NOWA-Levert Bursary Program

NOWA bursary

From industrial training to post-secondary education, NOWA encourages its membership to further their education and to upgrade their credentials or to obtain new qualifications.

How much is the bursary?

The amount of each bursary is dependent on the number of applications received, the funds available that year, and the tuition/cost of each course or program (including required class materials).


Eligibility and priority for the NOWA Bursary Program is as follows:

Acceptable education programs include:


Bursary amounts and the determination of applications will be made in November of each year. Applications can be made at any time in a calendar year.

To apply, please complete the NOWA Bursary Application Form. Mail a completed form to your local representative.

This bursary program is a jointly and equally funded program by NOWA and Levert Group.

News and events

news and events

NOWA-Levert Bursary Program: now accepting applications!

Starting in 2014, we are now accepting applications for the NOWA-Levert Bursary Program. For details on eligibility and other information, please click here.

New Management, New Website

Once the new administration was in place, one of the first things on the to-do list was to develop a brand new website. NOWA administrators understand the importance of commmunicating news to the NOWA membership effectively. This website aims to make NOWA news easily accessible to members, regardless of where you are in the world.

If you have any questions about NOWA, please contact your Levert recruiter or contact NOWA directly.

Contact us!

NOWA contact emails

Feel free to contact your NOWA representative with your questions and/or concerns. We will respond promptly to your inquiries.


Kenneth R. Valin, President

Spencer R. Webster, Treasurer/Secretary

5118 Highway 69 North, PO Box 2005, Hanmer, Ontario, P3P 1B0

(705) 969-8480


Newfoundland and Labrador

Ed McDonald, Vice President & Business Agent, NOWA and its Local 33

PO Box 20029, Grandfall's Windsor, NL, A2B 1KZ

(709) 489-7048


This website was crafted by Tim Yeung Design.