Meet Aboriginal people who are making their mark in the trades with good jobs, good pay, and leadership roles.
Rodney Cook, Cree Nation
Gloria Wilson, Gitsan First Nation
Paul Van Nam, Cree Nation
Klahoose First Nation
There's never been a better time for Aboriginal women and men to enter the skilled trades. There are more than 100 trades apprenticeship programs in BC
Certified, skilled trades people are in high demand. And there are good skilled trades jobs in every corner of the province. If you want to build your career in the heart of a city, or work close to your First Nations community, chances are, there's a skilled trades job that's right for you.
ITA Sponsored Training
ITA partners with the Aboriginal community, training providers and industry to sponsor several entry-level trades programs, with funding from the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement (LMA). Find out if you are eligible for a program near you.
Aboriginal Employment and Training Service Providers
At ITA, we're working with local Aboriginal organizations, employment and training centres, industry and the Government of Canada to help Aboriginal people prepare for success in the trades.
Aboriginal Advisory Council
Our Aboriginal Advisory Council (83KB pdf) is a valued source of wisdom and guidance.