Construction Trades (PBLMT)


Canadian Citizen, PR or Protected Refugee (with court's decision), and

Legally entitled to work in Canada, and

Unemployed or Precariously Employed, and

Have 4-5 years or 9000 hours of work experience in Trade(Electrician/Plumber or Carpenter)

Referred by a WorkBC Centre with an Action Plan, and

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) or

BCEA PWD status, or

BCEA Income Assistance Recipient


Free training funded by the government

$300 per week living allowance (administered by WorkBC)

Personal Protective Equipment provided

Employability and Skills for Success (Essential Skills) Training

Unpaid Work Experience Placement (4 weeks)

Follow up and job search support

Training information-

This training is 15 weeks long which includes:

1 week of Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS),

Language and essential skills,

8 weeks of RED SEAL upgrading training (carpentry, electrical or plumbing),

1 week review/write Inter-Provincial Red Seal Exam,

4 weeks of work experience with employers, and

1 week of job search and placement support follow-up.


Students will receive these certificates after the training-

RED SEAL Certificate (examination required)

Occupational First Aid Level 1

Workplace Safety


Confined Spaces

Fall Protection

Ladder Safety

Excavation and Shoring Safety

Contact Information

Ashima Kapoor

Tel: (604)596-7722, Ext.: 604


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