In British Columbia, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) is the provincial government agency with the legislated responsibility to govern and develop the industry training system of trades in B.C. If you are a tradesperson and wish to relocate, contact the following offices for information on training and certification.
Industry Training Authority (ITA)
1223-13351 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, British Columbia V6V 2X7
Telephone: 1 (866) 660-6011
Fax: (604) 660-7294
The Red Seal Program
Allows qualified tradespersons to practice the trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated without having to write further examinations.
International Qualifications Program
Identifies profiles on recognition of qualifications in British Columbia for internationally trained professionals. International Credential Evaluation Service ICES evaluates formal for-credit educational programs of study for people who have studied in other provinces or countries and determines comparable levels in British Columbian and Canadian terms.