Vote for CBAs

A Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) ensures public infrastructure projects get built the right way. This means there are ongoing benefits to each community where we live and work, which includes opportunities for youth, apprenticeships, women, and Indigenous communities. Communities are stronger…

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Delta company snags Highway 1 improvement contract

SALMON ARM, B.C. — Springline Construction Services Ltd. of Delta has won a $29.7-million contract to enhance Highway 1 through Salmon Arm, B.C. Crews will begin work this fall to expand the route from two to four lanes and build a new Salmon River Bridge. The province noted that because the…

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B.C. government awards $1.7-billion Broadway Subway contract

VANCOUVER- The Government of British Columbia has awarded a $1.728 billion contract to the Broadway Subway Project Corporation to design and build Vancouver’s newest Skytrain extension. The Broadway Subway Project Corporation is an Acciona-Ghella joint venture and the contract specifies the…

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‘Real jobs, real recovery’ needed after COVID-19, resource industries say

While thousands of businesses slowed or shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, resource industries have kept work boots on the ground in Western Canada. Trans Mountain and Coastal Gaslink pipelines, the Site C hydro dam and lately the forest industry have carried on despite coronavirus setbacks…

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9 cool things you never knew about working in trades

In a short space of time, almost all Canadians have experienced some form of change in their employment. Career prospects, reskilling opportunities, and upskilling are top of mind for many people right now, and some of us are exploring the potential of the trades sector. It’s still a sector…

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The BC Regional Council Of Carpenters Create A Home For Female Ingenuity

Women Play Increasingly Vital Role In Future Of Construction In Canada VICTORIA – Kristine Byers was in middle school when she asked her parents for a scroll saw for her birthday. It was the first power tool she ever owned. “My passion for woodworking began as a kid, when it was mandatory in school…

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Students awarded cash as Youth Work in Trades incentive

Three Williams Lake youth were the recent recipients of $1,000 cash after successfully completing the Youth Work in Trades program through School District 27. Gwen Rohls was the recipient of a cash award by completing the program as a baker apprentice at Taylor Made Cakes and Sweets in Williams…

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Outreach programs coupled with support and data prove successful

Given the apparent drop in women in the trades reported by Statistic Canada is enough being done to attract women into the trades and keep them there? “I’d hesitate to say yes,” Lindsay Kearns, a Red Seal electrician and outreach co-ordinator for the BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT)…

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Broadway SkyTrain Line – Built Right with a CBA

Vancouver’s Broadway Corridor is an important economic, healthcare, and residential centre for Metro Vancouver. The Broadway SkyTrain Line will bring frequent and reliable SkyTrain access to commuters by adding 5.7 kilometres and six stations to one of the most congested transit corridors in the…

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Major Projects in BC Are Using the Community Benefits Agreement

It’s great to see that building major infrastructure projects in a responsible way is taking hold in British Columbia, with several recent Government projects all planned to be delivered under the new Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). These include: Pattullo Bridge replacement Trans-Canada…

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