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The right skills equal a proven advantage. British Columbia (B.C.) is building strong opportunities for apprentices and tradespersons. The B.C. Government is making significant investments in training and attracting skilled workers to give British Columbians access to in-demand jobs, and to meet the growing demand for skilled workers.

An additional 32,000 post-secondary student spaces have been created at B.C. colleges and universities since 2001; this includes 7,000 apprenticeship training spaces.

B.C. is investing in the trades. As a responsible tradesperson, you invest in B.C. when you report your employment, business, or subcontractor income. Just say "No thanks" to cash jobs.

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Become an Apprentice

Industry Training Authority
The provincial Crown agency responsible for overseeing B.C.'s industry training and apprenticeship system. Visit their Web site to find information on:
Here you can learn about B.C.’s Public Post-Secondary Apprenticeship and Foundation Trades Training programs and view schedules offered by the 16 member institutions.

Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA)
PCTIA was created to carry out the important role of student protection. It sets basic education standards for registered private career training institutions in British Columbia and establishes standards of quality which must be met by accredited institutions. Private career training institutions in BC enroll over 51,000 students each year.

Helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships, and special programs.

Start a Business

Resource Centre for Small Business
Our goal is to become the most business-friendly jurisdiction in Canada. This we site will connect you to the many programs and resources available to help you grow your small business in B.C.

OneStop Business Registry
A public-sector partnership offering integrated business registration.



Small Business B.C.
Your business resource.

B.C. Building Codes

Know Your Rights

Dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of British Columbia.

BC Employment Standards Branch
Administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulation, which set minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most workplaces.

Other Provinces

Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program
If you are interested in working in other provinces.

New Brunswick


Looking for a job?
Your source for employment listings in BC.

Vancouver Regional Construction Association
Construction Job Centre

Apprenticeship Industry Training Program
Guide for employers and industry