Supports and Resources

BC Job Plans  - check out the tools and resources for employers in the B.C. Jobs Plan.

Aboriginal Construction Career Awareness, Recruitment and Retention: This how-to guide from the Construction Sector Council leads employers through a series of actions for setting up a successful Aboriginal Employment Initiative. It provides models and practical steps to connect construction industry employers with Aboriginal people who want to pursue a construction career. www.aboriginalconstructioncareers.ca/toolkit

Construction Industry Mentoring Program: The Construction Sector Council has a downloadable Mentorship Program to help construction industry employers develop and implement a successful mentoring program for their workers. It incorporates best practices and includes a wide range of information/resources.

One-Stop Shopping for Technical Training in B.C.: Apprentices can use EducationPlannerBC.ca to find out what technical training is available in their trade and level at all ITA-approved training providers in B.C., and when the training is taking place. Complete information is provided about the training requirements, content, prerequisites, contacts and more.

Apprenticeship Programs and Training Schedules for B.C. Public Training Institutions: TradesTrainingBC.ca provides access to apprenticeship programs and training schedules for 16 public training institutions. For a complete list of ITA-approved public and private training institutions, click here.

New Tools for Employers: CAF has compiled information and important findings from its most recent reports to create a series of one-pagers that provide tips, top five insights and more. Targeting some of the most pressing challenges and frequently asked questions, the seven new tools are now available for download:

  • Retaining your Best People
  • Recruiting Tomorrow's Workers Today
  • Hiring Top Talent
  • Building a Better Workforce
  • Meeting Business Needs
  • Earning Return on Training Investment
  • Finding Resources Online

More tools are available at www.ApprenticeshipPays.com.

Health and Safety Resources for Apprenticeship Programs: This WorkSafeBC portal has the most up-to-date health and safety resources aligned to the Industry Training Authority curriculum for B.C. apprenticeship programs. It includes videos and information on a wide range of trades-related health and safety topics. These highly valuable resources can be incorporated into an employer's work-based training program. Currently, the Automotive Service Technician, Carpentry, Electrician Plumbing and Professional Cook trades are represented on the site.

WorkBC: This www.workbc.ca provides information to help understand the economy, labour market trends and labour market projection.

BC Job Trend Tracker delivers forecasts on regional and provincial labour market needs, including information like job demand, labour supply and employment rates and information on B.C. careers through 2020. Click here

The Build-a-Career Smartphone app explores more than 500 B.C. occupations, with regional job information, high-demand occupations, a map function to find local employment services and a career suitability quiz whose results can be shared by email or social media. The app is available for Android, iPhone and Blackberry and in web and iPad versions. Click here.

Federal Incentives - for apprentices who attend technical training:  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/

Provincial incentives - for both employers and apprentices www.sbr.gov.bc.ca

Seeking Employment

The following sites allow you to post your resumes and search for job postings.

www.apprenticebc.ca
www.acareerinmining.ca