Meet the Trades. Whether you are in the trades and looking for a new connection or you are new the trades and want to ask your questions.

BOOTS on the ground make things happen!

Come a meet them!
  • Bricklayers
  • Concrete Finishers
  • Crane Operators
  • Drywallers
  • Electrician
  • Mechanics
  • Waterproofers

Hands on

Exhibitors at the event have 'hands on' opportunites. Sit in the seat, handle the tools, and try doing the trade. Expereinced Tradespeople are there to answer your questions about what they do. Try it and aks your questions.

From forming to concrete, from exavaction to mechanics, from drywalling to electirical and waterproofing. If the trades is for you come and 'geek' with the tradespeople. If you leave the event and say that was fun, the trades might be ther job for you.  Remeber you have to the job at least 8hours a day, so shouldn't it be something you like to do.

What's happening...

Hands on - Explore the trade
Who Trade Booth

Bricklaying 107

Waterproofing 110


Recreational Vehical Technician 114



Heavy Equipment 150

Truck 311

Drywall/Taping 225

Operating Engineers 335
ok college

Welding 231
big foot

Crane Outside

Concrete Truck Outside
bc formwork

Forming Outside


A great way to see what's up in the world of blue-collar trades. Join a seminar and learn from those that know. Practical information and one-on-one access to presenters.

Friday, October 27, 2017 (10am - 2pm)
Seminars focus is on training opportunities, understanding learning disabilities may be a benefit, and tradespeople sharing what their trade is all about.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 (10am - 2pm)
Seminars focus is on Tradeswomen sharing what their trade is all about, employement, and training opportunities.

Seminar - Schedules

                                Our Seminars offer current industry information, from people active in the trades.  We won't waste your time!

Explore a Trade Day
Time Title Presenter
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meet them. Talk to the trades.

Informal just talking. You never know, the trade might be for you.
Industry Tradespeople
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Have issues with School?
Meet a young man who learned his learning disability is a benefit for th e trades
Cody K-J.
11:30 am - Noon

Noon - 12:30 pm

Electrical Joint Training Committee Kelly K.
Chief Instructor
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you suited for the trades?
Find out.
Diana K.
Canadian National Trades

                                Our Seminars offer current industry information, from people active in the trades.  We won't waste your time!

Tradeswomen Series
Time Title Presenter
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Frustrated with existing training options?
New alternative here!
Diana K.
Canadian National Trades
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Life on the tools - Drywall/Taping Melynds S.
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Teck Resources


11:30 am - Noon

Wall and Ceiling Technician (Red Seal) Poi Y.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Electrical Joint Training Committee'

Kelly K.
Chief Instructor
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Landscaping / Horticulture Betty C.


From forming and concrete to mechanics and operators, the trades are under one roof for 2 days. Meet employers looking for future, existing and journeyman trades and explore the post secondary educational options available to learn.

Logo Exhibitors
Automotive Training Automotive Training Centre
The Automotive Training Centre was created in 1984. Our mission is to provide our students with relevant, practical, job related training for their career in theautomotive and transportation  elds.” We o er full and parttime programs on campus, plus home-study programs. To keep up with the everevolving automotive industry’s training requirements; ATC constantly develops and updates its programs and curriculum.
bc formwork BC Formwork Association
The BC Formwork Association was created based on the belief that a united voice could better represent the interests of concrete formwork organizations in British Columbia. Our industry is constantly changing with new rules and regulations impacting your ability to run your business e ciently and pro tably. It’s tough to go it alone and now you don’t have to.  e BCFA stands up for its members’ interests with a mandate to represent our industry with construction industry regulatory bodies.
Big Foot Big Foot Crane Company Inc.
At Bigfoot Crane Company our goal is to supply you with the widest range and most value added selection of cranes and accessories in the tower crane industry. With a crane company like Bigfoot Cranebuying and/or renting a crane is not where the process ends, it’s just where it begins.
bison Bison Transport
Bison Transport is North America’s Safest Fleet and one of the largest carriers in Canada today. We provide our customers with reliable and value creating supply chain solutions. Explore our expansive portfolio of services within our Truckload, Intermodal, Logistics and Special Services divisions.
bcit BCIT
For over 50 years, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has offered a unique education model that blends academic learning with hands-on training— a balance that ensures our students graduate with the skills and con dence to succeed.
CNT Canadian National Trades
Tradeswomen Canadian National - Tradeswomen
concrete trade Concrete Trades
Liuna Construction & Specialized Workers Training Society - Local 1611
The Construction and Specialized Workers’ Training Society (CSWTS) was formed to provide education, skills upgrading and health and safety training courses for members in good standing of Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 1611, (LIUNA) also known as the Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union, Local 1611.
cummins Cummins Sales and Service
Cummins Sales and Service – Western Canada is an exclusive distributor for Cummins Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines and a global leader in power generation technology. With fourteen branches and over 700 employees across Western Canada, we are a growing company dedicated to providing our customers with solutions they can count on. I am Cummins. You can depend on me.
EJTC Electrical Joint Training Committee
ENTRY LEVEL TRADES TRAINING – ELTT  e EJTC ELTT course combines electrical theory and practical electrician training to prepare you for an apprenticeship in the electrical construction industry. It is the  rst step in an electrician’s training. Upon successful completion, you will receive credit for Level 1 technical training with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) related to the Construction Electrician (Electrical) apprenticeship progra
fbc FBC - Farm Business Consultants
We are Canada’s Small Business Tax Specialists. With over 65 years of experience, we know your business and we know how to save you valuable tax dollars. We specialize in tax planning, tax consulting, tax preparation and all FBC Members bene t from our Audit Protection.
Horticulture is a non-pro t educational organization that promotes and supports apprenticeship in the horticulture trades of Landscape Horticulture, Arborist, and Production Horticulture. We are here to help with apprenticeship, education, learning resources, & training.Landscape Horticulturist is an Interprovincial Red Seal Trade.
ita Industry Training Authority
Learn from the best, grow within a company, or branch out and start your own business.  e Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system. ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades.
ihes Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School Ltd.
Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School (IHE School) o ers hands-on equipment training for operators looking to get employed in the forestry, mining, civil, road building, and oil and gas sectors. IHE School trains heavy equipment operator students in the  eld on excavators, loaders, dozers, graders, articulated rock trucks, and rubber tire backhoes.
Bricklayers Int'l Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
For nearly a decade, the Bricklayers & Allied Cra Workers Local 2 BC along with Industry Partners,  e Masonry Contractors Association and others, delivers Industry Training Authority Authorized Level 1, 2 and 3 Bricklayer Apprenticeship and Tile Setter Technical Training through our Industry Supported Training Association the Trowel Trades Training Association in Surrey BC and recently in Kitimat.
IUOE IUOE Local 115 Training Association
IUOE Local 115 Training Association was established in 1965 and we are located at 13401-256th Street in Maple Ridge, BC. With over 40 acres, the training site features real-life hands on access to over 25 pieces of equipment used in the  eld and realistic job site conditions. We o er Heavy Equipment Operator, Mobile Crane and Asphalt Laydown courses to members and non-members as well as several certi cates.
kpu Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University o ers degrees, diplomas, certi cates, and citations in more than 120 programs.Home to KPU’s Faculty of Trades and Technology, the Cloverdale Tech Campus re ects our commitment to economic development in the South Fraser region and to educational programs that provide industry with competent and highly-skilled graduates.
lafarge Lafarge - Cement, Concrete, Aggregates
A world leader in building materials and a major player in cement, aggregates and concrete businesses, Lafarge contributes to building better cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected.
OK College Okanagan College - Trades & Apprenticeship
Okanagan College is the largest Trades school outside the Lower Mainland with highly skilled instructors and all the latest training equipment and technologies that are used in shops throughout Canada. Enroll at Okanagan College and get the formal instruction you need for a successful career in the Trades. Red Seal apprenticeships, diplomas and certificates - It’s all here.
premier Premier Landscaping Inc
Started in 1978 by the Robertson family, in Richmond, Premier Landscaping grew quickly with the growth of the Lower Mainland. They have achieved a top reputation from all sides of the landscape maintenance business. Locally owned and operated here in Beautiful BC, we appreciate our mild climate and are passionate about upgrading properties through proper maintenance practices. We understand your desire for a company with a commitment to your investment, and we provide customized lawn and gardening services based on the requirements of your property. We achieve this through tireless work ethics, friendly staff, and knowledgeable consultants creating life-time relationships.
peterbilt Peterbilt Pacific Inc.
As one of Canada’s largest Peterbilt dealers, Peterbilt Paci c’s guarantee to their employees and customers is integrity. Across eight (8) dealerships, eighty-two (82) service bays and two (2) collision repair shops, Peterbilt Paci c is proud to sell and service the world’s most desired trucks while providing the highest quality of customer care. Peterbilt Paci c continues a long tradition of excellence, proven durability, and high truck resale value.
RV Service Technician Apprenticeship Program:  e RV Service Technician program includes Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Joinery, Refrigeration, Gas Fitting, Appliance Repair and much more all wrapped into one program.  is program provides the training and skills required in the servicing and repair of recreation vehicles. It provides students a chance to broaden their horizons and learn about everything from propane  tting to welding, carpentry to electrical systems.
SASET She Works She Plays
 is is a personalized shopping experience just for you, the Active West Coast Woman. If you work in industry, construction, mining, forestry, aquaculture or trades, this will be for you. If you enjoy working or being outdoors, this will be for you.
SASET Sto:Lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training
Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET) mandate and function is to link Aboriginalpeople in our catchment area to meaningful employment assessments, career decision making,training and employment results. SASET’s three pillars of operation are based in: 1. Demand Driven 2. Partnerships 3. Accountability.
Proud Sponsor of the

Tradeswomen Series

Teck Resources Ltd.
At Teck, you’ll find challenging work assignments and excellent opportunities for career and professional growth with Canada’s largest diversified natural resource company. Teck is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace that recognizes and values differences.
tru Thompson Rivers University - Trades
 e School of The School of Trades and Technology offers foundation and apprenticeship training in 20 trades backed by the Industry Training Authority of BC. You can also choose from career-oriented degrees, diplomas and certificates. Upgrade your current training with a wide variety of Continuing Studies courses.
torrent Torrent Shotcrete
Torrent is the industry leader in air-placed concrete. We find the right individuals, then develop their skills and expertise to deliver the service our clients have come to expect. As industry front runners in a growing market, we are always looking for the right people to help lead the way.
UBC University of British Columbia (UBC)
Got a big dream? Get started on it at UFV’s state-of-the-art Trades & Technology Centre located at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. UFV is one of the only universities in British Columbia that delivers academic as well as trades education; learn a trade and earn a university credential.
vista Vista Landscaping Services Ltd.
Vista Landscape Services Ltd. has been providing quality landscaping and grounds maintenance services to clients in the lower mainland of British Columbia since 2001. Our practices meet or exceed Canadian Landscape Standards, and our plant health care focus is on environmentally friendly and biological treatments.
UFV University of the Fraser Valley - Trades & Tecnology
whitewater Whitewater Conrete
Whitewater’s mission is to provide the best concrete products and services in a variety of commercial settings, under a wide range of technical requirements at a fair price. Whitewater values greatly our customers and our business relationships which are built on mutual trust, respect and loyalty.


It's not all about work. Enjoy a trade style pig roast bbq, connect with other trades, and catch up on trade gossip at this year's pig roast and craft beer garden. Bring a buddy and buy a ticket, and enjoy good eats as part of your ticket. Check back for the Craft beer vendors.

  Saturday, October 28, 2017
  11:00am - 4:00pm

Moody Ales
    Check them out!

Smoke & Bones
    Check them out!

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