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Apprenticeship & Training

Building Trades Unions Craft Apprenticeship and Training can be retraced well over 100 years, and the Vancouver Island Construction Trades Unions of Today have carried on this very important role, as we know an educated member is more than just a productive worker, they are an important part of the community.

The Vancouver Island - Building and Construction Trades Council represents about ten percent of all registered apprentices of the 136 apprentice able trades on Vancouver Island, who attend the 3 recognized Trades Colleges.

South Island - Camosun College in Victoria

Mid-Island - Vancouver Island University/College in Nanaimo

North Island - North Island College in Campbell River

You can also find more information on the Finishing Trades Institute of BC at

Scholarships and Grants

Application form #EMP5391 for the Federal Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for recognized Red Seal Trades.

The Federal Apprenticeship Completion Grant form #EMP5482 is a $2,000 taxable grant for Apprentices who have obtained their Journeyman staus in a Red Seal Inter-provincial Trade.

The Provincial Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit should be filed by Apprentices completing their Third and/or Fourth year of their apprentice Technical Training.