LET’S BUILD B.C. BETTER!
WELCOME TO THE BC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL
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.
September 29, 2021 OUR OFFICE will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30 to observe Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our members are strongly encouraged to learn about the horrific legacy of residential schools in British Columbia and Canada, and to...
September 27, 2021 TODAY MARKS THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF the College of the BC Building Trades, a one-stop shop to explore, start, build and advance careers in the lucrative B.C. construction sector. “We have more than a dozen training schools across the province, and...
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...
September 28, 2021 I’VE HAD LOTS OF JOBS. As a teen, I washed dishes at an Italian fast food restaurant and sold toys and pet budgies at Woodward’s department store in Downtown Vancouver. I was a video rental clerk peddling VHS and Betamax copies of Top Gun and...
Fall 2021 Vol. 24 No. 3
In This Issue
- Certification of skilled trades announced
- Program exploits foreign workers
- A camp for working class kids
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
Are you a journalist working on a story about the construction sector? Our experts welcome your queries on various industry issues.
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.
BUILDING B.C. BETTER.
CALL US TODAY!
Send Us An Email: