BCIB fosters a culturally competent and respectful worksite culture through the Respectful Onsite Initiative. This is not something BCIB can do alone, and the organizations listed below are ones BCIB works directly or indirectly with to increase education, understanding and opportunities in the skilled trades. These organizations may provide additional connections for those looking to gain further understanding on trades training, and all organizations listed are provided for informational purposes.

Aboriginal Community Career Services Society (ACCESS)

Aboriginal Community Career Services Society (ACCESS) ACCESS is an ISET that serves to enhance human resource development and the sustainable capacity of the urban Indigenous population in Greater Vancouver through the provision of employment and training services. BCIB candidates and employees that are from the Lower Mainland can connect with ACCESS to review job supports […]

Accessible Employers

Accessible Employers Formed in 2013, the Presidents Group is a network of 25 change-driven BC business leaders who are champions for more accessible, inclusive workplaces. Leaders of businesses of all different sizes and sectors, and business models, are represented and nearly 60,000 British Columbians are employed at the Presidents Group’s 25 member organizations. The Group […]

BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS)

BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society, or as more commonly known, BCANDS, is an award winning, Indigenous not for profit, charitable Society serving the unique and diverse disability and health resource / support service needs of Indigenous peoples across Canada. BCANDS is a “stand alone” organization and is one […]

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC)

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is the umbrella association for the 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia. The Friendship Centre Movement began in the 1950s. The movement represents a national network, united by the vision of a vibrant society that supports Indigenous peoples […]

BC Centre for Women in Trades (BCCWITT)

BC Centre for Women in Trades (BCCWITT) is a partnership led by women from the trades, along with industry and labour representatives, committed to increasing the proportion of women and other underrepresented people entering and finding success in the skilled trades. BCCWITT is leading the cultural shift that is needed to achieve this—our work is […]

BC Native Women’s Association

BC Native Women’s Association The BC Native Women’s Association (BCNWA) is a provincial member association of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). ​Our collective goal is to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural, and political well-being of Aboriginal women and girls through activism, policy analysis, and advocacy.

BC Partners in Workforce Innovation

BC Partnership on Workforce Innovation (BC WiN) – is funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. BC WiN recruits for BCIB by reaching out to a network of supportive employment service agencies to source candidates with disabilities/ diverse abilities.

Construction Foundation of BC

Construction Foundation of BC At Construction Foundation of BC, we build community through our charitable initiatives and our commitment to industry focused education and research that benefits all British Columbians. Since our inception, our fundraising campaigns have raised millions of dollars to outfit British Columbia’s shop classes with new equipment, provide driver training to youth […]

Inclusion BC

Inclusion BC is a provincial non-profit federation whose members include people with intellectual disabilities, families and community agencies. The Inclusion BC provincial office provides advocacy, education and support where and when it’s needed, breaking down barriers and building communities that include people of all abilities. Inclusion BC works with BCIB to build community and to […]

Indigenous Skills & Employment Training (ISET)

Indigenous Skills & Employment Training (ISET) is a nation-wide program that provides funding to Indigenous service providers that deliver job training to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. If you identify as Indigenous click here to find the closest ISET to you. BCIB works closely with ISET’s to identify where training opportunities may be available […]

Industry Training Authority (ITA)

Industry Training Authority (ITA) manages over 49 Red Seal trades programs throughout BC and works in partnership with BCIB to help provide support to applicants who are just starting their journey in the trades. If you are looking to get into the trades the ITA is here to help. ITA advisors have the knowledge to […]

Metis Nation BC (MNBC)

Metis Nation BC (MNBC) represents thirty-eight (38) Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia.  MNBC’s mandate is to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant, social, and economic programs, and services. Métis Nation BC is recognized by the Métis National Council, Provincial Government of British Columbia, and the Federal Government of Canada, as the Governing […]


Mosaic is one of the largest settlement non-profit organizations in Canada. We serve immigrant, refugee, migrant and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as well as throughout the province of BC. Mosaic offers a wide array of services from Employment services to counselling, for more information on services they provide click here.

Open Door Group

Open Door Group – assists people to prepare, obtain, and sustain meaningful careers and to support people in the pursuit of lifelong learning. They are also a service provider that oversees many of the WorkBC offices across BC and offer programs like Opportunities Fund that supports candidates that identify as having disabilities.

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) – is a registered non-profit organization. PICS Society provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment Programs, Settlement Services, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services in the Vancouver area. Their services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women, and youth.

Ready, Willing & Able

Ready, Willing & Able is a national initiative that engages, educates, and supports employer to hire people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Inclusion BC is an RWA partner, delivering the program in BC and working with BCIB to implement change on our project sites.

Skill Plan

Skill Plan is a nationally recognized leader in workforce development programming. They have close to 30 years of experience providing workforce development servicesand resources to the unionized construction industry, as well as other sectors. Skill Plan works closely with BCIB to offer a Mentorship program that enables us to establish and apply industry best practices in […]


WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market. WorkBC centres across BC work with BCIB to help applicants through our application process, identify where applicants may benefit from local […]