Save money on construction training with the B.C. Employer Training Grant

Did you know you can save money on staff training through the B.C. Employer Training Grant (formally the Canada BC Job Grant Fund)?

Workforce Training Stream
All VICA courses fit under this category. This stream is designed to support any training that aligns with employers business needs. For example: leadership, management, and soft skills training fall under this category.

The intake for applications opens June 1st for training start dates between September 1 and December 31, 2018. Update: No longer accepting applications as of 11:00 a.m. on June 4, 2018.

Approved training applications from employers receive reimbursement of 60% of the training cost (to a maximum of $5000 per participant). Learn more.

Technical Skills Training Stream
Employers can also receive reimbursement for apprenticeship and trades training through the Technical Skills Training Stream. More info.


May 21, 2018

Building Links Celebrates 25 Years!

Building Links, the North Island's Construction newsletter has been reporting on new construction, tenders, building permits and industry news for 25 years. On May 16th, they published their 1,250th issue.
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May 08, 2018

Saanich Garden Suite Study Technical Workshop

Public engagement for the Garden Suite Study in Saanich is underway and the District of Saanich is organizing a technical workshop for industry stakeholders to inform the development of prospective regulations.
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May 03, 2018

VICA, HeroWork, and STEP don denim for Jean's Day 2018

Staff members from the Vancouver Island Construction Association, BCCA Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP), and HeroWork dressed up in their finest denim duds on Thursday, May 3 for Jeans Day 2018 in support of the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
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