Courses that make a difference
ICBA trains thousands of workers every year, on everything from Excel Spreadsheets to Excavating Trenches; from Personal Leadership Skills to Construction Estimating; from Fall Protection to Effective Management Skills – plus 900 other courses.
Online, on-demand, webinars, and in-person, ICBA Training has an option for you and your busy lifestyle. Supercharge your career by building your skills today.
Both myself and our organization have benefited greatly from the training opportunities provided by ICBA. I am continually amazed by the vastness of their course catalogue and that if they do not have the training that we are looking for ICBA will always try to find something that fits our needs.
— Shane Stirling, Epscan Ltd.
A proven track record in construction training and apprenticeships
For nearly 50 years, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association has represented and supported the open shop construction industry in western Canada.
ICBA is the top construction training and professional development team in B.C. and Alberta, and the single largest sponsor of trades apprentices in B.C.
ICBA’s Employment Network is connecting open shop employers with independent workers
Looking for work in the construction industry? We connect job seekers like you with our member companies who are looking to hire. With more than 4,000 members and clients, we can put your resumes in front of those who make hiring decisions throughout the province. Visit our Employment Network and upload your resume.
ICBA is the #1 Sponsor of Apprentices in B.C.
With more than 1,400 apprentices throughout B.C. – and another 400 in affiliated networks – ICBA is well-versed in the apprenticeship system and how to best help its member companies and their employees work through the process to becoming a certified journeyperson.
Customized courses for your team
We can provide any course, anywhere, any time, through our network of quality-assured training providers.
Need a course delivered on your job site? We will save you the work of sourcing training providers and quotes yourself. One phone call or email to us and we will handle everything.
Why Choose ICBA Training
Never stop learning. ICBA’s training team runs 900+ professional development courses across Canada. We offer everything from trade-specific skills, to change management. We can even customize courses for your company.
- Many courses are accredited for Gold Seal and BC Housing
- Hosting training on-site may save on staff travel and accommodation costs
- Flexibility to tailor the course to your company
Do you have apprentices that work within your company? If so, we can help! ICBA sponsors all apprentices through the provincial apprenticeship authority.
- Single largest sponsor of construction apprentices in B.C.
- More than 1,400 apprentices and 400 more in affiliated networks
- We offer assistance in registration, hour updating, certificate management and more
Looking to hire? ICBA’s Employment Network connects workers who are between jobs with our employers looking to crew up. With more than 4,000 ICBA members and clients, there are always companies looking for workers.
- Job seekers can upload their resumes to connect with ICBA members
- We work to find applicable matches between seekers and employers
Being a member of ICBA is amazing. I never knew how much ICBA helped contractors until I started my own business and joined ICBA – the apprenticeship sponsorship, training, benefits and wage and benefit survey are all such a great help.
— John Niessen, Catalyst Electrical