Helping new Canadians find their path to success

Are you new to Canada? Do you have great experience and are looking to further or change your career? ITA is here to help!

Are you new to Canada? Do you have great experience but you're looking to further or change your career? Many skilled immigrants to Canada already have professional skills and technical qualifications from their home countries but need Canadian certification to find work.

Industry Training Authority (ITA) is here to help. ITA aims to build a diverse and inclusive trades training system for B.C. and helps new Canadians in B.C. achieve their trades certification by offering hands-on experience through ITA-designated trades training providers and connecting them with financial supports, safety training, and English courses.

This year, ITA is excited to partner with Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society, who provides a range of programs and services to assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women, and youth. We’ll be attending the PICS Mega Job Fair Vancouver 2020 on February 6 to raise awareness about great trades careers and answer questions participants might have. 

The PICS Mega Job Fair sees thousands of attendees each year, and it’s a great chance to explore career options with a wide range of employers, while connecting with service providers and educators who can assist with career advancement programs.

If you’re new to B.C. and are interested in a trades career, drop by our table! It’s free to register and attend! Register at or call 604-596-7722.

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Do you know an apprentice or employer champion?

The Champions of Apprenticeship are recognized for their outstanding achievements in BC apprenticeship system. These Champions are celebrated for their hard work in creating certified tradesworkers, supporting their industry and promoting apprenticeship. Do you know an outstanding employer sponsor or apprentice? Send us an email and nominate them to become a Champion of Apprenticeship!