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Industry Links

This page provides links to a wide range of web sites at which further information and resources are available that may be of use to participants in industry training.

Please note that these are external links, and you will be leaving the Construction Industry Training Organization’s web site when you click on them. CITO is not responsible for and does not necessarily endorse the content of these sites.

Suggestions regarding new links to include on this page can be sent to info@bccito.ca.

The links provided on this page are organized under the following headings:

BC and Federal Government Departments and Agencies

Links in this section are to other BC and federal government departments and agencies with mandates and service offerings that may be relevant to participants in industry training.

BC Employment Standards Branch
www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/
(part of the Ministry of Skills Development and Labour)

BC Safety Authority
www.safetyauthority.ca

B.C.-Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA)
www.tilma.ca

Employment Insurance
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml
(a program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/home.shtml

Ministry of Advanced Education
www.gov.bc.ca/bvprd/bc/channel.do?action=ministry&channelID=
-8376&navId=NAV_ID_province

Ministry of Education
www.gov.bc.ca/bvprd/bc/channel.do?action=ministry&channelID=
-8382&navId=NAV_ID_province

Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia
www.worksafebc.com

Career Planning and Job Hunting

Links in this section provide tips and resources to help people map their educational and career paths and find jobs. Some of these sites are specifically geared to youth.

BC WorkinfoNET
www.workinfonet.bc.ca
Job, education, career and labour market information, including a searchable database of related web sites.

Career Planning for Students and Parents
http://www.workbc.ca/career_pathways/career_planning/welcome.htm
A resource site with information on career planning, post-secondary education and training, and going to work, prepared by the BC Ministry of Education.

Education Planner
www.educationplanner.bc.ca
A site with searchable information on program availability, applications and admissions at BC’s 27 public post-secondary institutions, prepared by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfers.

Immigrant Skilled Trades Employment Program (istep)
www.istepbc.ca

Trades Training Consortium of BC (TTCBC)
www.tradestrainingbc.ca

YES-Canada BC
www.yescanada.bc.ca
A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to career and labour market information, and to assisting people to integrate into the workplace.

General Trades and Industry Training Information

Links in this section are to a variety of sites – mainly developed by government agencies and non-profit organizations – that provide general information on trades-related careers and industry training or apprenticeship.

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
www.caf-fca.org/english/
The CAF is a not-for-profit organization bringing together the key participants in industry training from all across Canada.

Red Seal Program
http://red-seal.ca/
The inter-provincial Red Seal Program for trades certification is designed to provide greater ease of mobility for skilled workers throughout Canada.

Skilled Trades: A Career You Can Build On
www.careersintrades.ca

www.apprenticetrades.ca/en/
This is a joint campaign of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Skills Canada (with funding from the Government of Canada), providing information for youth, educators, parents, employers and media.

Skills Canada BC
www.skillscanada.bc.ca
Skills Canada BC is a non-profit agency that promotes careers in the skills trades and technologies to BC youth.

Industry and Professional Associations

Links in this section are to various industry and professional associations within sectors or occupations to which industry training is relevant. Some of these associations are actively involved in training program development and delivery.

Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of BC – www.awmac.com/

Association of Wall and Ceiling Contractors of BC – www.awccbc.org

BC Construction Association – www.bccassn.com/

BC Construction Association - North – www.nbcca.bc.ca

BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council – www.skillplan.ca

BC Floor Covering Association – www.bcfca.com

BC Insulation Contractors Association – www.bcica.org

BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association – www.roadbuilders.bc.ca

BC Sheet Metal Contractors Association – www.smacna-bc.org

BC Wall and Ceiling Association – www.bcwca.org

BC Yukon Territory Building Construction Trades Council – www.bcbuildingtrades.org

Boilermakers Lodge 359 – www.boilermakers359.org

Business Council of BC – www.bcbc.com

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – www.caf-fca.org

Canadian Construction Women – www.constructionwomen.org

Canadian Federation of Independent Business – www.cfib.ca

Canadian Home Builders’ Association – BC – www.chbabc.org/

Canadian Labour Congress - BC Office – www.canadianlabour.ca/pacific-region

Construction Labour Relation Association of BC (CLRA) – www.clra-bc.com

Electrical Contractors Association of BC – www.eca.bc.ca/

Electrical Industry Training Institute – www.eiti.bc.ca

Floor Covering Joint Conference Society – www.installbc.com

Glazing Contractors Association – www.gca-bc.org

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC – www.icba.bc.ca/

Industry Training Authority - www.itabc.ca

International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allies Workers Local Union 118 – www.insulators118.org

International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 115 – www.iuoe115.com

Ironworkers Trade Improvement Committee – www.ironworkerslocal97.com

Laborers Insternational Union of North Americal Construction and Specialized Workers' Union Local 1611 – www.cswu1611.org

Masonry Institute of BC – www.masonrybc.org

Master Painters & Decorators Associations of BC – www.paintinfo.com

Mechanical Contractors Association of BC – www.mcabc.org/

Mid Island Construction Association – www.micabc.com

Piping Insurty & PIAB/UA Trade School – www.piabschool.ca

Prince George Construction Association – www.pgca.bc.ca

Prince George Home Builders Association – www.chbanorthernbc.ca

Roofing Contractors Association of BC – www.rcabc.org

Southern Interior Construction Association – www.sica.bc.ca

Vancouver Island Construction Association – www.vicabc.ca

Vancouver Regional Construction Association – www.vrca.bc.ca

Services to Aboriginal People

Links in this section are to some of the organizations that provide employment and training services to Aboriginal people, and assist employers with finding qualified labour. These include Aboriginal agencies that are ITA designated training providers.

Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement holders (AHRDA’s)

AHRDAs are Aboriginal organizations that deliver labour market programs including direct access to training, skills upgrading, and job finding for Aboriginal people. They also work with employers to identify training and employees.

BC Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement holders
http://www8.hrsdc.gc.ca/

Aboriginal Community Careers Employment Services Society (ACCESS)
www.accessfutures.com

Cariboo-Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Education Centre Society
www.ccatec.com

Coast Salish Aboriginal Employment & Training Society
www.coastsalishemployment.com

First Nations Employment Society
www.fnes.ca

Métis Nation of BC
www.mnbc.ca

North East Native Advancing Society
www.nenas.org

North Island Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Aboriginal Management Board
North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society
www.nviats.com

Okanagan/Ktunaxa Aboriginal Management Society
Okanagan Region: www.otdc.org
Kootenay Region: www.ktunaxa.org

Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association
http://www.pgnaeta.bc.ca/

Shuswap Nations Tribal Council Society
www.shuswapnation.org

Skeena Native Development Society
www.snds.bc.ca

Stò:Lō Nation Human Resource Development
www.snhrd.ca

Aboriginal Skills Employment Partnerships (ASEPs)

ASEP is an opportunity-driven and project-based program that promotes increased participation of Aboriginal people in major economic developments. Through partnerships with industry, ASEPs provide Aboriginal people with the skills they need to participate in these opportunities.

VanAsep Training Society

www.vanasep.ca

Designated Training Providers

These Aboriginal centres offer trades training recognized by the ITA.

Métis Skills & Employment Centre
www.mpcbc.bc.ca/msec

Native Education College
www.necvancouver.org

Secwepemc Cultural Education Society
www.secwepemc.org

Squamish Nations Trades Centre
www.squamish.net

Ts'zil Learning Centre
www.lilwat.ca/community/education/tszil-learning-centre.cfm

Industry Training Authorities in Other Provinces/Territories

Links in this section are to the government departments and agencies which are the counterparts of the Industry Training Authority in the other provinces and territories.

Alberta
Apprenticeship and Industry Training
www.tradesecrets.org

Manitoba
Apprenticeship Branch
Advanced Education and Training
www.edu.gov.mb.ca/aet/apprent/index.htm

New Brunswick
Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification
www.AOC-ACP.gnb.ca/

Newfoundland and Labrador
Division of Institutional and Industrial Education
Department of Education
www.gov.nf.ca/

Northwest Territories
Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification
http://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/

Nova Scotia
Apprenticeship Training and Skill Development
Department of Education
www.apprenticeship.ednet.ns.ca/

Nunavut
Adult Learning and Post Secondary Services
www.gov.nu.ca/education/eng/index.htm

Ontario
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/

Prince Edward Island
Department of Education
www.apprenticeship.pe.ca

Quebec
Emploi-Quebec
emploiquebec.net/anglais/index.htm

Saskatchewan
Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
www.saskapprenticeship.ca

Yukon
Department of Education
www.education.gov.yk.ca

Labour Market Information

Links in this section provide information on the current economic outlook and job prospects. They are helpful in assessing potential employment availability in particular sectors and occupations.

BC Ministry of Economic Development, Skills Development
http://www.labourmarketservices.gov.bc.ca/job_seekers/skills_development.html

Career and Labour Market Information
www.aved.gov.bc.ca/labourmarketinfo/welcome.htm
A compilation of various reports and other sources of information relating to career development and the labour market, prepared by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education.

Work Futures
www.workfutures.bc.ca
A comprehensive description of close to 200 occupations as they relate directly to the BC labour market.

 

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