Supports and Resources

BC's Skills for Jobs Blueprint
Check out tools and resources for employers.

The Apprenticeship Guidebook
Includes tools and tips for getting started, providing work-based training, monitoring/tracking progress, technical training and obtaining trade certification.

Aboriginal Construction Career Awareness, Recruitment and Retention
This how-to guide from the Construction Sector Council leads employers through a series of actions for setting up a successful Aboriginal Employment Initiative. It provides models and practical steps to connect construction industry employers with Aboriginal people who want to pursue a construction career.

Canada-BC Job Grant
The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that can help you offset the expense of employee training – and boost the effectiveness of your workforce. The grant covers up to two-thirds of the cost of training an employee, to a maximum of $10,000 per grant.

Education Planner
Find out what technical training is available in a trade and level at all ITA-approved training providers in BC, and when the training is taking place. Complete information is provided about the training requirements, content, prerequisites, contacts and more.

Trades Training BC
Provides access to apprenticeship programs and training schedules for 16 public training institutions.

New Tools for Employers
CAF has compiled information and important findings from its most recent reports to create a series of one-pagers that provide tips, top five insights and more. Targeting some of the most pressing challenges and frequently asked questions.

Work Safe BC
The most up-to-date health and safety resources aligned to the Industry Training Authority curriculum for BC apprenticeship programs. It includes videos and information on a wide range of trades-related health and safety topics. These highly valuable resources can be incorporated into an employer's work-based training program. Currently, the Automotive Service Technician, Carpentry, Electrician Plumbing and Professional Cook trades are represented on the site.

WorkBC
This site provides information to help understand the economy, labour market trends and labour market projection