Why Choose ICBA Training
We're helping build the construction industry
Vice President – Workforce Development
Director of Training
Senior Training Coordinator
Education Program Manager
ICBA represents the entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and skilled construction professionals building BC.
Every morning in British Columbia, 225,000 men and women get up and go to work on a construction site. They are employed by some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs in Canada; independent contractors who are taking a risk on their business, their talents, and their teams. Together, these men and women are building every part of our province – from the largest LNG plants to the tallest condo buildings to the busiest hospitals to the rural farmhouse. They are building our communities, one job at a time.
We’re proud to represent more than 3,300 of these entrepreneurs, businesspeople, skilled construction professionals, independent contractors, sub-trades, and responsible resource development companies – who together employ 100,000 Canadians.
They are the open shop companies – independent contractors who treat their workers well, build incredible projects, seek fair bidding opportunities, and create our communities’ homes, schools, roads, services, and much more.
Everything we do at ICBA is dedicated to serving these open shop businesses, helping their teams, and growing their businesses. We come to work every day because we believe in the people in construction and resource development.
To protect their workers and their families, we have grown into one of the leading independent providers of group benefits in western Canada. To ensure there are opportunities for future generations of workers, we are now the single largest sponsor of trades apprentices in BC.
To build the strong economy we know is vital to create the opportunities for projects and jobs, ICBA is the province’s leader in public policy analysis, advocacy initiatives, social media, and provides training focused on supporting the construction sector and ensuring responsible resource development.
We offer services that have proven to help our businesses grow, including human resources help, wellness programs, innovative professional development courses, wage and benefit surveys, jobs boards, and much more – all geared to improve our members’ team and bottom line.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur striking out on your first solo job, a sub-trade looking for new projects, a general contractor in the midst of a tough bid, a resource development company looking for workers, a booming construction company, or anything in between – ICBA is there to help you meet every challenge and seize every opportunity.
Some of our Industry Engagement Partners
Together, ICBA and Merit Canada are your open shop voice on both provincial and national issues as they relate to trades training. Whether it’s government Red Seal reviews or provincial regulatory matters on Occupational Health and Safety, ICBA ensures the open shop is represented on:
- Red Seal Review Boards
- Construction Sector Councils
- Skills Canada
- Industry Training Authority and other apprenticeship organizations
- Provincial Safety Authorities