In 2008, Jimmy Buisson joined Ironworkers Local Union 711 in Montreal, Quebec.  After completing his apprenticeship, he became a journeyman in 2009. Interested in how he could help advance the union and the local, he became involved as a Local Union Trustee.

Pursuing diverse opportunities, he worked throughout Quebec and across Canada on various notable projects including the Alberta Oil Sands mining facilities, the Quebec Mine, Champlain Bridge and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré wind turbines.

In 2013, he was appointed to the position of President of Local 711, and a year later, he was elected as President to serve the full term of 3 years. On April 2, 2018, Buisson was appointed by General President Eric Dean as General Organizer of the International Ironworkers and as President of the District Council of Eastern Canada.

Buisson believes that teamwork and collaboration is the greatest way to achieve our collective goals. He feels that an important part of this role with the Ironworkers International is to provide assistance to local union leaders, increase union membership, and strive to build and improve relationships with owners, contractors and membership. His goal is to increase the market capacity of Ironworkers in the maintenance industry by remaining versatile and listening to contractors in the industry and customers.

Whether he is spending time working out in the gym, at home with family, cheering on his children in their competitive sports, or relaxing at the family cottage, Buisson prioritizes his health and enjoys the simple pleasures in life.