General Record


General records include data, documents and anything on which information is recorded or stored, not including a computer program or any other mechanism that produces records. Records can also include statistical analysis of SkilledTradesBC’s data. 

Make a request 

To make a general record request, you can either complete our General Record Request Form or submit your request in writing.  

For written requests, please include your contact information, a detailed description of the record you are requesting, and your preferred method for receiving the record. Once complete, email the request to recordrequest [at] (recordrequest[at]skilledtradesbc[dot]ca) or mail it to us.  

Attention: Manager, Privacy and Information Management 
800-8100 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 3T6 

Once we receive your request, we have 30 business days to provide you with a response, subject to any extensions permitted under FOIPPA. 


FOIPPA provides you access to your own personal information free of charge. Access to all other information may be subject to a fee. Charges are based mainly on time spent searching and retrieving records; however, FOIPPA stipulates that the first three hours of search and retrieval time is free of charge. Each additional hour is charged according to FIOPPA’s regulation. Charges also apply to photocopies, printed material and requirements to produce new records.  

It is helpful if you describe the records including as much detail as possible, as well as limiting your request to only the records you need. The more general or complex your request is, the longer it will take to process, and the greater the fees that may apply.