A Career in Trades
Up to 1 million job opportunities
By 2027, there are expected to be up to 1 million job openings in BC — almost half of these jobs require technical or trades training. By starting your trades training early, you’ll have skills you need to land a great job, even before you graduate.
Earn a great salary
The trades offer competitive wages and room for advancement. Depending on what trade you choose, you can be making over $20 per hour while still in high school. The more experience you get, the more money you can make.
What can I do with my trade?
In trades, you have the freedom to choose a career path that works for you. Learn from the best, grow within a company, or branch out and start your own business.
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SkilledTradesBC Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.