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BCCA’s Apprenticeship Services is a major industry-wide drive supporting small and medium construction employers to hire and register first-year apprentices.

Employers can receive cash payments for hiring and registering first-year apprentices in any of these 39 Red Seal Trades.

In addition to these financial incentives, the BCCA will be conducting a major promotional campaign to attract new talent to the industry starting in October of 2022.

Employers* can receive payments for:

  • Hiring a new employee & registering them as a first-year apprentice
  • Registering an existing employee as a first-year apprentice
  • Switching an existing apprentice or journeyperson into a different Red Seal trade as a first-year apprentice

*Only employers with less than 500 employees are eligible

Payments will be:

  • $5,000 for hiring and/or registering a first-year apprentice
  • An additional $5,000 for contributing to workforce diversity by hiring or registering any worker who self-reports as:
    • A woman
    • A new Canadian
    • LGBTQ2+
    • Indigenous
    • A person with a disability
    • A visible minority
For more information and application visit BCCA’s dedicated webpage.

Employers can receive payments for up to 2 employees per year during the 2 years of the campaign, for a maximum of up to $40,000.

Employers will have full discretion in how they spend the funds. (Some suggestions include: Hiring bonus, gear & work apparel, safety equipment, offset the cost of sick leave, training and mentoring, professional development, raises for field or office staff)