Skilled Trades Career Opportunities with BC Infrastructure Benefits
27 April 2021
Our guest blogger is Erin from BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB). BCIB provides the qualified skilled trades workforce for the construction of public infrastructure projects with access to good-paying, career-building jobs, skills development and apprenticeships.
Looking to start or build your career in the skilled trades? BC Infrastructure Benefits is hiring local tradespeople and apprentices to work on major infrastructure projects across B.C.
BCIB’s goal is to bring the benefits of infrastructure projects back to the communities they are being built in, while increasing diversity and inclusion in the trades.
Working with BCIB brings many benefits, including:
- Priority hiring for locals, women, Indigenous peoples, and other underrepresented groups in the trades like members of the LGBTQ2S+ community or people living with disabilities.
- Upskilling opportunities that help applicants develop skills necessary for employment in the skilled trades.
- Priority re-hiring which gives past and current employees priority access to work on other BCIB projects when a project finishes or a season ends.
- Fair and transparent wages outlined in the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA).
- Apprenticeship opportunities and mentorship.
- A Respectful Onsite Initiative training program, which includes training focusing on ending discriminatory, and gender-based harassment on BCIB worksites.
- BCIB’s On-site representatives support BCIB’s skilled workforce.
If you’re looking to start or advance your career in the skilled trades, apply today at www.bcib.ca.
Thinking about pursuing a skilled trade? BCIB will try and connect you with skill development opportunities with BCIB’s partner organizations and community contacts to build your employability and skills even if you aren’t quite ready for employment on a BCIB project.
Already have trades experience? If you have skilled trades experience or training, you will be able to create an applicant profile, which details your work history, skills and references. Once your profile is complete, it will be reviewed, and you will be considered as a candidate for work. If your skills and experience match with what the contractors are looking for on a BCIB project, you will receive a phone call.
To learn more about BCIB and how they can help you move towards a career in the skilled trades, visit www.bcib.ca.