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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

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
(part of the Ministry of Skills Development and Labour)

BC Safety Authority

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

Employment Insurance
(a program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Ministry of Advanced Education

Ministry of Education

Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia

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
Job, education, career and labour market information, including a searchable database of related web sites.

Career Planning for Students and Parents
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
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)

Trades Training Consortium of BC (TTCBC)

YES-Canada BC
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
The CAF is a not-for-profit organization bringing together the key participants in industry training from all across Canada.

Red Seal Program
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
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
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 –

Association of Wall and Ceiling Contractors of BC –

BC Construction Association –

BC Construction Association - North –

BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council –

BC Floor Covering Association –

BC Insulation Contractors Association –

BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association –

BC Sheet Metal Contractors Association –

BC Wall and Ceiling Association –

BC Yukon Territory Building Construction Trades Council –

Boilermakers Lodge 359 –

Business Council of BC –

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum –

Canadian Construction Women –

Canadian Federation of Independent Business –

Canadian Home Builders’ Association – BC –

Canadian Labour Congress - BC Office –

Construction Labour Relation Association of BC (CLRA) –

Electrical Contractors Association of BC –

Electrical Industry Training Institute –

Floor Covering Joint Conference Society –

Glazing Contractors Association –

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC –

Industry Training Authority -

International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allies Workers Local Union 118 –

International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 115 –

Ironworkers Trade Improvement Committee –

Laborers Insternational Union of North Americal Construction and Specialized Workers' Union Local 1611 –

Masonry Institute of BC –

Master Painters & Decorators Associations of BC –

Mechanical Contractors Association of BC –

Mid Island Construction Association –

Piping Insurty & PIAB/UA Trade School –

Prince George Construction Association –

Prince George Home Builders Association –

Roofing Contractors Association of BC –

Southern Interior Construction Association –

Vancouver Island Construction Association –

Vancouver Regional Construction Association –

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

Aboriginal Community Careers Employment Services Society (ACCESS)

Cariboo-Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Education Centre Society

Coast Salish Aboriginal Employment & Training Society

First Nations Employment Society

Métis Nation of BC

North East Native Advancing Society

North Island Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Aboriginal Management Board
North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society

Okanagan/Ktunaxa Aboriginal Management Society
Okanagan Region:
Kootenay Region:

Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association

Shuswap Nations Tribal Council Society

Skeena Native Development Society

Stò:Lō Nation Human Resource Development

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

Designated Training Providers

These Aboriginal centres offer trades training recognized by the ITA.

Métis Skills & Employment Centre

Native Education College

Secwepemc Cultural Education Society

Squamish Nations Trades Centre

Ts'zil Learning Centre

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.

Apprenticeship and Industry Training

Apprenticeship Branch
Advanced Education and Training

New Brunswick
Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification

Newfoundland and Labrador
Division of Institutional and Industrial Education
Department of Education

Northwest Territories
Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification

Nova Scotia
Apprenticeship Training and Skill Development
Department of Education

Adult Learning and Post Secondary Services

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Prince Edward Island
Department of Education


Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission

Department of Education

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

Career and Labour Market Information
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
A comprehensive description of close to 200 occupations as they relate directly to the BC labour market.


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