Find A Trade

We want to make sure you have an opportunity to look around the building trades for a bit... find out as much as you can... and then make a decision that works for you.

To get you started, we've built this portal to help you explore. Simply use the tools below to select a trade you want to explore and where you live — the resulting page will give you info that includes:

  • About the Trade: with information provided by the BC Industry Training Authority, the national Red Seal program, and BC WorkFutures (with details on working conditions, main duties and career paths).
  • About the Training: where you can find approved training, along with info on grants and other financial assistance.
  • About the Union: find out what union you'll belong to and what it can do for you.

How to use the tool

It's easy. Just use the drop-downs to select a trade and region. You'll get the most results if you leave the region set to "Any".

Boom Truck Operator (Folding Boom)

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures; in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling work.

These workers are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies.

About the Trade

Red Seal Information: None Available

About the Training
About the Union

Operating Engineers Training Plan
#300 - 4333 Ledger Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3T3
PHONE: (604) 299-7764
FAX: (604) 473-5237
EMAIL: [email protected]

Brad Randall, Administrator
EMAIL: [email protected]

Andy Johnson, Curriculum Coordinator
EMAIL: [email protected]

Jeff Gorham, Training Coordinator
EMAIL: [email protected]

Randy Grisewood, Training Coordinator
EMAIL: [email protected]

BC Building Trades

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