Top 10 trades careers in B.C.

Dec 19 2017, 2:07 pm

Thinking about a career in the trades? It’s a smart move, and here’s why:

  • 1 million job openings are expected in B.C. by 2022.
  • Over 100,000 of those jobs will be in the trades.

So, if you’re thinking about the college/apprenticeship route, 55,600 job openings are expected in these top 10 trades alone!

1. Carpenter

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2. Electrician (except industrial and power system)

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3. Welder and related machine operator

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4. Steamfitter, pipefitter and sprinkler system installer

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5. Construction millwright and industrial mechanic

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6. Heavy-duty equipment mechanic

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7. Chef

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8. Plumbers

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9. Contractor and supervisor, other construction trades, installer, repairer and service

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10. Industrial electrician

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Want to know more about these careers in particular, or the trades in general? Check out the Trades Programs in B.C. tool in My Blueprint Builder.

Still deciding if the trades are your future or not? My Blueprint Builder is a one-stop shop for career information in B.C. It can help you choose a career, find the education, training or even funding you need for that career, and then help you find a job opening in your new field.

Already in trades training and you’re hunting for an apprenticeship? Check out the Apprenticeship Job Match Tool in My Blueprint Builder.


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