Through apprenticeship, you can earn certification to work in more than 100 trades in BC.
Apprenticeship combines paid on-the-job training (about 85 percent of most programs) with technical training in a classroom or shop setting. Apprenticeships range from one to five years in length; most programs take four years to complete.
This section provides links to important information about apprenticeships in BC.
- Apprenticeship in BC - Learn about the variety of options available and get started on your path to a career in the trades today.
- WorkBC Apprentice Services - Apprentice financial supports are available to eligible apprentices while they’re completing their classroom apprenticeship training. See if you’re eligible, learn how to apply and access online supports.
- SkilledTradesBC - In BC, apprenticeship training is delivered through a partnership of SkilledTradesBC, public post-secondary and private training institutions, and employers. This website is the essential guide to becoming an apprentice in BC.
- Trades Training BC - Provides information on the wide range of training programs offered at 14 public post-secondary institutions in B.C. You’ll find start and end dates for programs, programs listed by location and job postings.
- Careers in Construction - This page is all about the more than 50 trades in Canada's Construction Industry. It has information on which trades are in demand, sample education and career paths, an interactive Career Finder tool, and much more.
- Canada Apprenticeship Grants & Loans - The Government of Canada can provide up to $8,000 through the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant, and up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training.