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Trades, Apprenticeship

*NEW* Trades Training Guide

Be sure to check out the new 2014 Trades Training Guide released by the ITA.

*NEW* Apprentice Job Match

A partnership between the ITA and WorkBC is the new Apprentice Job Match.  Aimed as helping apprentices connect with employers and employers connect with apprentices you will want to check out these "how to" videos on Youtube.

Industry Training Authority

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) oversees trades training programs and apprenticeships for BC. The ITA is a comprehensive resource for current apprentices and their employers, as well as for those considering apprenticeship for their career. What is an apprentice? What different trades careers are available? Learn about the shortage of skilled tradespeople and how to become an apprentice.

Interprovincial Standards (Red Seal) Program

The Interprovincial Standards (Red Seal) Program was established to provide greater mobility for skilled workers across Canada. This Website will enable you to learn more about apprenticeship, trades, the Red Seal and certification.

WorkBC Online Portal

The WorkBC Online Portal is a simple, confidential way for apprentices to find services and financial assistance to support your apprenticeship training.

BC Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)

STEP is a no-fee employment program that works to match potential workers with employers; assists eligible people by presenting them with opportunities for training and employment; and works with new employees and employers to ensure a good employment fit. They have several programs to help workers enter a trade and begin their apprenticeship.

Vancouver Island Construction Association

VICA’s primary goal is to support the construction industry and building community. From owners, consultants, engineers and architects to construction contractors, membership opens access to comprehensive services, programs and resources you won’t find anywhere else.

Blade Runners - North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society (NVIATS)

Learn more about the Blade Runners program offered through NVIATS.

Vancouver Regional Construction Association

Has a construction job centre, links and a searchable membership directory.

A non–profit organization that acts as the provincial voice of firms active in the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, and Multi-Family Residential Construction Industry. Has links to employers, news, trades training and employment programs and resources The association’s mandate is to provide leadership and excellence in the representation of and service to British Columbia’s construction industry.

BC Building and Construction Trades Council

The British Columbia and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council is an umbrella organization for construction unions in the province of British Columbia. Currently there are 20 unions in the province who are affiliated to the BCYT-BCTC. Together, these unions represent 40,000 members and highly skilled craft workers throughout BC and the Yukon Territory. Check out this Archive of TradeTalk Magazines for the latest news in BC construction.

This site has been designed to provide a quick and accurate method in matching up your trade skills with similar trades in other sectors, and to present a list of additional skill sets that are required to enter that sector.

Red Seal Recruiting

Red Seal Recruiting works for skilled trades and technical people to find them the best jobs in industrial construction and manufacturing industries. Based on Vancouver Island.

Please come in and check out the wide variety of jobs and career services available in residential, road building and heavy construction, industrial, commercial or institutional.

North Island College

Offers training in several trades including Automotive Service Technician, Cook, Electrical, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Cabinetmaking, Plumbing & Heating and Metal Fabrication and many more. The college also offers a new trades introduction program.

Vancouver Island University (VIU)

Offers training in several trades, including Automotive Service Technician, Commercial Baking, Barber/Stylist, Carpentry, Cook, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Heating, Ventilation and Air/conditioning/Refrigeration, Heavy Equipment Operation, Small Engine Technician, and Welding.

BCIT Apprenticeship Training

A direct path to trades training with the longest standing trades training institution in BC with information to help you plot a career and training in Trades.

Alberta Apprenticeship Training

A super site for researching different trades, qualifications and training for Alberta and Canada.

TradesInfo.ca

This website provides comprehensive information for Canadian workers who are interested in the trades. Measure your trade skills against Canadian Standards. It includes detailed occupational information, prospects, resume builder and your own web space to profile your qualifications and share them with employers

Coordinates and provides resources to construction and trades unions in Canada and the U.S.