Why Skilled Trades Certification is good for your business
Skilled Trades Certification will formally recognize the skills of trade workers and boost credibility and prestige of the trades, attracting more people to join the skilled trades. This will help build a strong labour force to fill your hiring needs as your business grows.
By requiring trade workers to be either become a certified journeyperson or a registered apprentice, Skilled Trades Certification helps ensure you have a highly skilled workforce to set your business up for success. It can help promote your business as an employer of choice and attract top talent by showing your support for certification and learning.
What you need to know
Working in Skilled Trades Certification trades
If your employees carry out work described in the scope of work of Skilled Trades Certification trades, then they must be one of the following:
A registered apprentice
A certified journeyperson
You need to maintain records of your employees’ qualifications to work in Skilled Trades Certification trades and be able to produce them on request.
The supervision ratio of apprentice to journeyperson is2:1for electrical and mechanical Skilled Trades Certification trades.
A 2:1 apprentice to journeyperson supervision ratio helps ensure that apprentices get the right level of training and experience they need to become qualified workers, who in turn can support your business and the needs of British Columbians.
The following areNOT includedfor the purpose of calculating a supervision ratio of persons employed in Skilled Trades Certification trades:
a level 4 apprentice (a registered apprentice who has completed all level 3 requirements)
a Trade Qualifier who works under a temporary authorization
a person who is participating in an industry training program that includes a work experience component, such as youth trade programs and trade foundation programs
The followingmay be includedas a journeyperson for the purpose of calculating a supervision ratio:
an employer who is a journeyperson
an experienced tradesperson who works under temporary authorization