Construction Craft Worker Apprenticeship


A Construction Craft Worker installs utility piping, places concrete, constructs roads, performs selective demolition, performs underground work,assists skilled tradespersons such as Carpenters, Bricklayers and Cement Finishers in construction activities, helps Heavy Equipment Operators secure special attachments to equipment, guides operators in moving equipment and perform laboring activities at construction sites. They are employed by a wide variety of general contractors, municipalities, and oil and gas companies.

Apprenticeship combines paid on-the-job work experience and post-secondary classroom instruction (80 per cent work experience and 20 percent technical training).

• Level 1 & 2 four weeks each level

• Work-based hours: 4,000 hours

Admission Requirements 

  • You must be a registered apprentice within BC.

    Persons wishing to become apprentices must be employed with a business that employs a qualified journeyperson Carpenter.

  • The Industry Training Authority (ITA) sets up a registration for apprenticeship between the apprentice, the employer and the ITA.

  • To view the apprenticeship schedule and apply on line visit OC Apprenticeship Programs

Program Components

First Year - Level 1
  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Organize Work
  • Site Work
  • Scaffolding and Access Equipment
  • Concrete Work
  • Utilities and Pipeline
  • Road Work
Second Year - Level 2
  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Organize work
  • Site Work
  • Scaffolding and Access Equipment
  • Concrete Work
  • Utilities and Pipeline
  • Masonry Work
  • Road Work 

Program Fees

  • For tuition information visit Apprenticeship Tuition Fees.
  • Students must supply approved safety boots and coveralls.
  • Income support for apprentices attending technician-training courses is provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) through regular employment insurance eligibility.
  • For financial and other useful documents visit Important Documents

Employment Opportunities

The Construction Craft Worker will write the Red Seal Examination on the last day of the level 2 technical training.  Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Construction Craft Worker. The Red Seal Endorsement is recognized across Canada.

Red Seal certified workers can work anywhere in Canada where their trade is designated. Labour mobility is essential for the Canadian workforce. For skilled tradespeople, the Red Seal is the recognized passport to mobility in trades across Canada.

For complete details on apprenticeship and to schedule your technical training, visit the OC Apprenticeship Programs section of the website


Program Contact

Apprenticeship Office
(250) 762-5445 Local 4347  or toll free 1-800-621-3038