B.C. Skilled Trades Certification – Results

Engagement Summary

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training sought feedback from the public and from Indigenous communities on how to support trades workers and employers during the implementation of skilled trades certification.
Individuals were invited to engage through a public survey, or through a series of professionally-led dialogues and roundtables. We heard from apprentices, trades workers, small to large employers, unions, and Indigenous partners, as well as with people who shared their own experiences as women, new Canadians and other groups that are vital to growing the trades workforce. These conversations included representation for both rural and urban communities.

Engagement Timeframe

June 11 to September 17, 2021

Input Received

  • Completed surveys: 868
  • Attendees at Indigenous dialogue sessions: 54 participants
  • Attendees at community dialogues: 113 participants
  • Stakeholder meetings: More than 30

Input Leads to Action

Feedback from the online survey and virtual sessions helped government to shape the right supports and services to help people working in the 10 designated trades to successfully transition to skilled trades certification.

Read the reports:

What We Heard: Public Engagement
What We Heard: Indigenous Engagement

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