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

Why the Trades?

blue-pinboardA career in the skilled trades creates mobility, flexibility, and opportunities for you and your family to grow and prosper, and apprenticeship training for these jobs is “earn-while-you-learn”.

The skilled trades are your ticket to work in your hometown, in Canada, or worldwide.

Through our partnerships, we are able to provide support to help you secure employment, training, or certification in the skilled trades.

The skills shortage is impacting every province in Canada – including British Columbia, with billions of dollars in investments in infrastructure, resource, and private projects incoming over the next decade.  Even without this investment, hundreds of thousands of positions across the country are becoming available due to impending retirements by those born during the “Baby Boom”.

The Ministry of Regional Economic Skills Development identified that the construction industry is an area of future pressure which must be monitored to ensure that skills shortages do not become unmanageable.

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If you would like information about career opportunities and employment in the skilled trades or to explore the training opportunities which may provide a bridge to employment, please contact us – we will be happy to help!  We have a number of options available for eligible clients that can assist you to obtain not only relevant training, but help with other levels of support to aid in the transition to work.


Check out these success stories – just a few of the STEP participants from all walks of life who have found direction and opportunities through our Program.