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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.
November 1, 2021 CAMP JUBILEE has been described as one of labour’s best kept secrets. The camp was founded in 1936 by the Workers’ Unity League, as a place where all children – not just those who could afford it – could go to summer camp. The Women’s Auxiliary was...
October 29, 2021 THE BC BUILDING TRADES-COMMISSIONED report Jobs for Tomorrow: Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions (2017), concludes that the building and construction trades are vital to meeting Canada’s climate goals. This may not surprise those in the...
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...
September 17, 2021 WHY JOIN A UNION? If you ask someone who is not a member of one, the response is typically about better wages, better pension and health plans. While these are the quantifiable benefits of being a union member, there are many other, often overlooked...
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
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.
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