Welcome to the British Columbia Construction Association’s Skilled Trades Employment Program

About STEP

Building opportunities for all British Columbians

The Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) launched in 2006.  From the start, STEP has focused on finding motivated, trained, and ready-to-work candidates for construction employers with jobs to fill.

We’re unique because we start with the job, then find candidates that are a great fit. In this way, the BCCA has made STEP an integral part of BC’s construction sector, and advanced thousands of British Columbians along a rewarding career path in the skilled trades. Whether we’re connecting BC employers to entry-level workers or new apprentices, we’re here to build skills, careers, and opportunities.

We’ve grown. More than 10,000 individuals have been connected with new career opportunities through STEP.

Today, a network of 11 STEP offices throughout the province connects employers and job seekers every day.


Meet STEP Participants

►  Aaron

Apprentice Sheet Metal Worker
Aaron’s taking the opportunity to change the future for himself and his family.

►  Victor

Apprentice Cabinetmaker
Victor Velazquez - Apprentice Joiner/Cabinetmaker
After leaving Mexico, Victor is finding a new life and new challenges in Canada.


Apprentice Electrician
Krysta Belfry - Apprentice Electrician
A young mom who “hit every roadblock” – now moving forward with every step.

►  Charles

Apprentice Joiner/Cabinetmaker
Charles Edmonds - Apprentice Joiner/Cabinetmaker
Looking for a new path after working for himself, Charles is on track for a great new career.

STEP is managed by the
British Columbia Construction Association.

British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA)