Immigrant Public Works Technician Training


Immigrant Public Works Technician Training is a 16-week Project Based Labour Market Training Program (PBLMT). Participants will receive training and work experience in occupational skills related to: public works, working safely, use of tools and equipment, environmental best practices, as well as maintaining and repairing roads and sidewalks, water systems, sanitary and storm sewer systems, building maintenance, parks and recreation facilities and fire protection systems.

Essential skills specifically related to public works will be embedded throughout the training along with life skills. Upon completion of the training and work experience, participants will be registered as Provisional Public Works Technicians, by ASTTBC and will be supported towards full certification after one year of supervised public works employment that evidences their competency in all core public works competencies, as well as in at least one specialty field.

Western Business Network, Meshroad Marketing, Vancouver


  • LINC Level 5 and up
  • Essential Skills Numeracy Level 4
  • Referred by a WorkBC Centre with an Action Plan
  • BCEA PWD Clients
  • BCEA Non-PWD Clients
  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits or Reachback, have had an EI benefit within the previous 60 months or have earned more than $2,000 in insurable earnings and have paid Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years)


  • $300 weekly allowance
  • Full work gear (PPE) is included
  • WHMIS certificate
  • Occupational First-Aid Level l certificate
  • Transportation Endorsement certificate
  • Traffic Control Person (TCP/Flagger) certificate
  • Confined Spaces – Fall Protection –Ladder Safety certificates
  • Basic Electrical Safety certificate
  • Underground Utilities Locator certificate
  • Excavation, Trenching and shoring Safety certificate


Intake #1 - September 6, 2021

Intake #2 - December 13, 2021

Intake #3 - March 28, 2022

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