B.C. program to train new Canadians for trades careers

SURREY, B.C. — A new project by the Province of B.C. will help fund training and certification courses for dozens of aspiring tradespeople.

The program will help up to 36 eligible B.C. residents get skills training and certification courses for jobs as automotive service technicians, millwrights and welders. The program will focus on recruiting new Canadians with previous trades experience.

“There’s a need for skilled tradespeople in B.C. and across the country,” said Nicholas Simons, minister of social development and poverty reduction, in a press release. “This Red Seal certification project supports participants to improve their skills, broaden their work experience and maximize their earning potential.”

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