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We build: 

  • Residential and high-rise buildings 
  • Major institutional and industrial projects
  • Roads
  • Hydro electric construction
  • And more

Learn how the BC Building Trades can help you bring your construction projects to the next level. 

Latest News

Building it Green With Canada’s Building Trades Unions

May 22, 2024 IN 2023, WE SAW FIRSTHAND THE catastrophic effects of climate change, from wildfires to floods across Canada. As we enter 2024, it’s an important time to renew our commitment to fight climate change and reduce its impacts on our communities. Canada’s...

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HEAT PUMP REVOLUTION – BUILDING TRADES MEMBERS UP TO THE TASK

April 24, 2024 JASON AMESBURY IS QUICK TO ADMIT he’s short on labour. He says the heating, ventilation and air  conditioning (HVAC) work available in coming months is “astronomical.” Even on a rainy Tuesday in January there are between 50 and 60 open calls. “That’s...

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Op-Ed

Executive Director’s Message – Common Threads

March 6, 2024 SAFETY. SECURITY. DIGNITY. We do a lot at the BC Building Trades, but in the end, almost all of it can be described by one of these three words. I reflect on them often. What can we do to ensure every single member is safe on the job and comes home at...

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College of the BCBT Apprenticeship Guide

TradeTalk Fall 2021

College of the BC Building Trades Apprenticeship Guide

Use this guide to:

  • Explore our programs
  • Explore our training schools
  • Learn about the College of the BC Building Trades advantage

Tradetalk

TradeTalk Summer 2024

Read the Latest Edition of TradeTalk

Summer 2024 Vol. 27 No. 2

In this issue

  • Generational Build at Site C
  • Building Power With Card Check
  • IUOE 115 Fights for Crane Safety

The opioid crisis: words matter

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.

Construction: the Last Frontier for Women

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.

Use caution in the cone zone

You can replace the cone, but not the worker! It’s the responsibility of all of us to ensure the safety of workers in cone zones. 

WE ARE INVOLVED WITH WORTHWHILE CAMPAIGNS ACROSS THE REGION TO ENSURE ALL OUR MEMBERS ARE PRIMED FOR SUCCESS IN THE COMING YEARS

MEMBER RESOURCES

The BC Building Trades represents 45,000 highly skilled construction workers in British Columbia. Our members work in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors building our communities.

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ABOUT US

We represent 45,000 highly skilled construction workers in B.C., and we are part of a network of 500,000 unionized construction workers across Canada.

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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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The Temporary Foreign Worker Program has become a permanent fixture of the construction industry in B.C. It is being abused by dishonest employers looking to pad their profits by using cheap labour. We're calling for a stop to the program until an independent audit is completed.

Great coverage from our report on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program from @CBCVancouver.

"'There's clearly companies where they use this as their business model,' B.C. Building Trades Council executive director Brynn Bourke said."

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