Overview

British Columbia’s skilled trades system involves many people and organizations. Here’s how the key players work together:

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is responsible for leading and coordinating the skilled trades training and credentialing system for the province. ITA provides strategic leadership, policy support and customer services to help apprentices, employers and industry. ITA sets program standards, maintains credential records and issues the highly regarded Interprovincial Red Seal and B.C. Certificate of Qualifications (C of Q) credentials.

Find out more about Who’s Who in B.C.’s apprenticeship system.

Industry Training Organizations

Six not-for-profit, Industry Training Organizations (ITOs) represent sector interests (i.e. automotive, transportation, construction, tourism, horticulture, and resources).

Training Providers

Training Providers are the public and private colleges and schools offering technical training to support trade programs. ITA contracts with Recognized Training Providers to offer courses at locations around the province.

BC Jobs Plan

Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan is British Columbia’s economic development plan.