BUILD WITH EXCELLENCE

Your connection to more than 45,000 highly skilled workers.

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

IBEW 993 Lights Up Women’s Shelter

February 21, 2024 THE LIGHTS IN A WOMEN’S SHELTER in Kitimat, B.C. are shining brighter this winter thanks to Alyssa Rogers and a sisterhood of electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 993 (IBEW 993). Rogers is a second-year...

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Op-Ed

President’s Message – The Value of Union Labour

April 4, 2023 BC BUILDING TRADES (BCBT) unions have spent much of our time in the past several months bargaining the terms of the Standard Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) collective agreement which is set to expire on April 30, 2023. Under the strong...

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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 Spring 2023

Read the Latest Edition of TradeTalk

Spring 2024 Vol. 27 No. 1

In this issue

  • PPE That Actually Fits
  • Underground Economy
  • Building it Green

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.

BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH THE COLLEGE OF THE BC BUILDING TRADES

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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.

MEMBER RESOURCES

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.

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BC BUILDING TRADES

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Phone: (778) 397-2220
Fax: (778) 397-2250

Did you know that @CIRP_BC services are available to all BC Building Trades members for FREE?

That includes the CIRP opioid-free pain clinic, which has had a positive impact on so many of our members' lives!

Visit http://www.constructionrehabplan.com/ofps to find out more!

It was a pleasure to visit our amazing members who are building the Site C Dam! What an incredible feat of construction!!

We Build BC.

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