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We represent 25 local craft construction unions belonging to 13 international unions. Our 40,000 highly skilled members account for approximately 55 per cent of the non-residential construction labour force in B.C.
December 3, 2021 JOSH DUTRA’S NEW CAREER as an electrician is bittersweet. Dutra is one of several International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213 members transitioning from their work with Ledcor (LTS Solutions Ltd.) to other work, due to the ongoing...
November 2, 2021 THE BC BUILDING TRADES is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brynn Bourke to the position of executive director of the 40,000-member organization. Bourke is the first woman to lead the council in its more than 50-year history. “After an...
December 3, 2021 WHEN WE TALK about apprenticeship, we talk of the immeasurable benefits to the apprentice; the start of a lifelong and rewarding career with both on-the-job and classroom learning. Our Building Trades unions have led the industry in offering top-notch...
October 14, 2021 BY THE TIME TRADETALK hits your doorstep, the results of the federal election should be known. Elections are probably the most important form of consultation a government can have. The stakes couldn’t be higher. But it’s not just your opinion on who...
College of the BCBT Apprenticeship Guide
Use this guide to:
- Explore our programs
- Explore our training schools
- Learn about the College of the BC Building Trades advantage
Winter 2021 Vol. 24 No. 4
In This Apprenticeship Issue
- A New College for the Trades
- Our Schools
- Our Programs
- Our Wages
People who work in Canada’s construction industry are impacted by problematic use of opioids. Treatment and recovery are possible, but stigma associated with opioid use can prevent people from getting help. Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Health Canada have teamed up to conquer stigma and get people the help they need.
Less than five per cent of workers in the skilled construction trades are women, but Build TogetHER BC, the women’s committee of the BC Building Trades, is working to change that.
WE ARE INVOLVED WITH WORTHWHILE CAMPAIGNS ACROSS THE REGION TO ENSURE ALL OUR MEMBERS ARE PRIMED FOR SUCCESS IN THE COMING YEARS
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We represent 35,000 highly skilled construction workers in B.C., and we are part of a network of 500,000 unionized construction workers across Canada.
Members of a BC Building Trades union have access to health and welfare plans, pension plans, and mental health & addiction services.
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