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Trades, Apprenticeship

Skilled Trades BC 

Skilled Trades BC oversees trades training programs and apprenticeships for BC. It is a comprehensive resource for current apprentices and their employers, as well as for those considering a trade or apprenticeship for their career. 

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 Apprentice Services

WorkBC Apprentice Services can help you navigate financial supports that are available to eligible apprentices while they’re completing their classroom apprenticeship training. 

Trades Training BC 

The Hub for BC's Public Trades Training Programs & Services. Trades Training BC is a consortium of 15 BC public post-secondary educational institutions created to promote trades training in British Columbia. Trades Training BC's primary function is to encourage students and others considering career retraining to explore trades as a viable career option. Additionally, Trades Training BC acts as an advocate for the member institutions in their communication with the public, government, businesses and other stakeholders. 

 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.

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.

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.

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