Vast majority of British Columbians support compulsory trades

March 16, 2021 A NEW SURVEY FINDS that most British Columbians support compulsory certification of the skilled trades and believe certification will make the construction industry safer. “This poll demonstrates that British Columbians overwhelmingly support a return...

A Message from CBTU

February 2, 2021 THE CONSTRUCTION industry, early on, was deemed essential in most areas in Canada and contractors and tradespeople have adapted extremely well to ensure the health and safety of all workers while continuing to build and maintain vital infrastructure....

Stressed? It’s OK to seek help

January 11, 2021 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FREE TO MEMBERS If you work in construction, you may often feel like you are under a lot of pressure; it’s natural to feel stressed or anxious. But if you become overwhelmed by these feelings on a regular basis,...

WATT offers alternative pathway to electrical apprenticeship

December 29, 2020 DESPITE THE SHORTAGE OF workers, many of the most motivated candidates experience barriers to employment in the trades. In 2019, the Workplace Alternative Trades Training (WATT) program was created to reduce those barriers as a new pathway to...

First Builders

December 28, 2020 IN CANADA, FIRST NATIONS’ LONG PROUD HISTORY as ironworkers reaches back to the 1880s when men from the Iroquois Confederacy were hired to build the Victoria Bridge across the Saint Lawrence River for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In B.C.,...