British Columbia has an increasing demand for skilled tradespeople, resulting in rewarding employment opportunities. As a first-year apprentice, you will be starting a career path towards obtaining your Industry Training Authority BC (ITA BC) trade certification and Red Seal endorsement. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on training while receiving a competitive wage for your work!
A typical day as a carpenter could include working on commercial or residential new construction or renovation projects, or civil infrastructure projects. Carpenters are involved in a variety of aspects of building from site development, foundations, walls, floors, roofs, and finishing work.
Day-to-day as an apprentice you could be:
BCCA Apprenticeship Services is looking for applicants interested in pursuing a career in construction as a first-year apprentice carpenter. The ideal candidate should be interested in starting a career path towards certification as a Red Seal carpenter and should be motivated to learn, reliable, and hardworking.
To succeed as a first-year apprentice carpenter, you:
Other qualifications can include (but are not required):
An apprenticeship offers a pathway to a successful career in construction. You will earn an income while gaining work-based training hours, education, and certification. Apprentices are eligible for government grants, tax credits, and employment insurance while attending training. This can help you offset the cost of training and certification and allow you to complete your apprenticeship and minimise student debt.
For more information on the benefits of apprenticeship, see ITA BC’s Apprentice Guidebook.
If this sounds like you, and you want to start your career in construction, we encourage you to apply today!
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