Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens' Services.

British Columbia is bringing back the requirement for skilled tradespeople to be certified starting with 10 classifications in the electrical and mechanical trades, Premier John Horgan announced Friday.

That requirement was removed from the trades-training process in 2003 and B.C. now stands as the only province that doesn’t require tradespeople to earn full certification. The province estimates 100,000 trades workers aren’t fully certified.

“This is a made-in-B.C. solution to ensure confidence that a highly skilled workforce is behind our recovery while providing good, family-supporting jobs that tradespeople can count on,” Horgan said in a news release.

It took an 18-month consultation process to lay out the reinstatement, which will begin with three classifications in electrical trades, …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun – Business


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