The construction industry is a dynamic industry to be a part of and there are plenty of opportunities out there, including career paths that aren’t widely known. 

WHY WORK IN CONSTRUCTION?
 

  • Job opportunities are aplenty and baby boomers are retiring! 
  • The money is there; the average entry level job pays above B.C.'s minimum wage.
  • Every day is a new experience: every project is different and every task is a new learning opportunity.
  • There's room for growth; develop your skills and climb your way up that construction ladder!
  • Because you like working with your hands and seeing projects from concept to completion. 

TYPES OF NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
 

  • Industrial: power plants, refineries, nuclear plants, mines, mills, oil sands installations
  • Civil: roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, water treatment systems, telecommunications, light rail transit
  • Institutional & Commercial: condos, offices, stadiums, schools, hospitals, malls, libraries, galleries, museums

If you are an employer seeking skilled workers, or if you are seeking work in B.C.'s construction sector, VICA and the BCCA offer a full range of employment programs. Learn more below, and check out our industry-specific job centre.

Constructing Your Future

Construct Your Future prepares young adults for a career in the construction industry through safety training, hands-on tool training, and site visits. Plus, you get a direct connection to industry employers through VICA! Contact us today to start your exciting career in construction.

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*Participants must be a resident of BC and legally entitled to work in Canada. 

STEP Skilled Trades Employment Program

STEP professionalizes B.C. candidates for your skilled trades jobs and apprenticeships. More than 10,000 individuals have been connected with new career opportunities through STEP. Are you next?

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Connect with STEP reps at the VICA offices... 
Victoria, Zuzana Capeau: zuzana.capeau@bccassn.com or 250-412-6165
Nanaimo, Kelsey Botting: kelsey.botting@bccassn.com

Work BC SKills for Jobs Blueprint

WorkBC's Skills for Jobs Blueprint ensures seamless transition from high school through post-secondary and right into the workforce. The Blueprint Builder will connect you with great tools and resources to help you choose a career, access education and funding, or find a job.

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ITA Industry Training Authority

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is responsible for leading and coordinating the skilled trades training and credentialing system for the province. ITA provides strategic leadership, policy support and customer services to help apprentices, employers and industry. ITA sets program standards, maintains credential records and issues Interprovincial Red Seal and B.C. Certificate of Qualifications credentials.

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