Skilled Workforce

BCCA workforce development programs have helped ensure the health, wellness, safety, and career development of the construction workforce for more than 50 years

Contractors are always on a quest to attract and retain the best talent. In construction, the ongoing skilled labour shortage means that the competition is fierce. BCCA’s programs and services, affiliations, and partnerships are here to help you become an employer of choice.

Workplace Culture

Builders Code

The Builders Code sets a standard code of conduct for workers on construction sites in BC. It defines an “Acceptable Worksite” as the starting point for reducing risk and ensuring a safe and productive environment for all workers. The Builders Code is intended to help construction employers communicate a reasonable, consistent behavior expectation to improve the safety, productivity, and retention of skilled tradespeople, and reduce project risk.

Health & Benefits

BCCA Benefits

Your employees are your biggest strength and asset to your business. Their health and well-being is important. We can help you recruit and retain the employees you need with our flexible employee benefits plans designed to protect them. We have the options you want, no matter what size your company is.


Skilled Trades Employment Program

The Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) launched in 2006. From the start, STEP has focused on finding motivated, trained, and ready-to-work candidates for construction employers with jobs to fill.

Whether you are a job-seeker looking for a rewarding career in the skilled trades, or an employer in need of skilled workers, STEP can help you.


BCCA-Integrating Newcomers

If you are immigrating to Canada, have construction industry experience, or are interested in exploring how to transition your skills to this high-growth industry, we’ll provide you with career advice, connections and job leads before you move.

If you’re a construction employer anywhere in Canada looking for skilled business, trades, or technical licensed specialists, we can help connect you with educated, experienced, and motivated newcomers approved for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Training & Employment

LNG Canada Trades Training Fund

Designed specifically to support industry and apprenticeship training for the construction and related trades in BC, the LNG Canada Trades Training Fund will be of particular interest to small employers in BC who would like help covering costs of Foundation or Apprenticeship training for an employee interested in developing their skills in high demand trades.



Based in Terrace and Smithers, employment specialists are focused on helping connect job seekers in the area with local construction employers looking for skilled workers.

Whether you are a job-seeker looking for a rewarding career in the skilled trades, or an employer in need of skilled workers, Connect can help you.

Training & Employment

Apprenticeship in BC

Apprenticeship plays an essential role in the construction sector’s economic health and growth. Our industry depends on workplace experience, with as much as 85% of training happening directly on the job.

Training & Safety


BCCA is actively involved in ensuring safety standards and protections are upheld and kept up-to-date across our provincial industry. If you’re an employer or a skilled tradesperson in BC’s construction industry, please use these many safety resources meant to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of our skilled workforce.