A Career in TradesYou're in Demand

A bright future with
skilled trades!

By 2029, there are expected to be up to 73,000 job openings in BC — almost half of these jobs require technical or trades training. There's never been a better time to join the skilled trades.

There’s money in tradesEarn while you learn

With skilled trades, you can earn while you’re receiving hands on training as an apprentice with your employer and then government supports and E.I. when you’re in school for technical training. Wherever you are in the apprenticeship pathway, you’re earning on your way to certification.

What can I do with my trade?Live the life you want

In trades, you have the freedom to choose a career path that works for you. Learn from the best, grow within a company, or branch out and start your own business.

“There are two types of people in this world. The people who wait for things to happen and the people who make things happen. Be the maker!!”

Joel Roorda, Williams Lake BC
Star of “Timber Kings” on HGTV,
Master Craftsman at Pioneer Log Homes of BC

“It’s been a hell of a ride that has let me travel the world doing what I love.”

Jack Chen, Vancouver BC
Executive Chef at Royal Dinette

“Never give up. Persistence, perseverance and taking action will get you far in life.”

Mary-Anne Bowcot, Victoria BC
Owner of Westcom Plumbing and Heating,
Board of Directors of the BC Tradeswomen Society

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