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'On-line' not working

Employers having hard time
finding skilled trades

Apprentices can't find sponsors

Why...cause it's not reaching the largest group of skilled trades.

Trades do it different!

Facts & Stats

  •  24%  or 560,000 BC workers are
       employed in the trades

  •  2 out of 3 Tradespeople are 45+
      years old

  •  61% of the BC population lives in
       the mainland/souhtwest region
        - 17% on Vancouver Island
        - 12% in the Okanagan

  •  37,000 apprentices in BC's Skilled
      trades training system

  •  BC's overall Apprenticeship
      completion rate is currently 34%

Sh*ts & Giggles Flipbook

Dedicated to the Trades

Welcome to the World of 'blue-collar' TRADES

This years 3rd Annual TRADES Expo is excited to offer an even larger and more diverse collection of 'trades' representation under one roof. 

The TRADES Expo is aimed directly at future, new and existing tradespeople.  Whether you are looking to connect with industry, employers,  or are looking for personal gear, tools, training or certification programs, the TRADES Expo has something for you. Explore interactive exhibits, experience live demonstrations, learn at various seminars or hands on workshops, and connect face-to-face with industry, and other tradespeople.

Explore, experience, learn, and connect!

2015 EVENT

Check it out!

Connect - The 'grapevine'
Not on the computer. Connect face-to-face with other trades, employers and industry. Find out what's going on from direct sources - people and companies.

Demonstrations - Explore it!
    Hands on

TRADE Seminars
Fri. Nov 7: 10am - 1pm

Learn about welding, electrical and marine and meet industry companies such as seaspan and employer services such as Work BC.

Tradeswomen Seminars
Sat.Nov. 7: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn about welding, electrical plumbing and airplane mechanic as well as ITA.

Skills Workshops - Concrete
Sat.Nov. 7: 11am - 1pm

First year of the workshops.


Are you an owner/contractor looking for seasonal workers? 


Considering a trade?
Come and connect with real tradeswomen.
Ask your questions
face to face with the ladies that do the jobs.

Explore a Trade

Are you curious about becoming a tradesperson? 
Come explore and speak with tradespeople.
See your future.

   Event Information

     Dates & Times

Fri. Nov. 6, 2015

Sat. Nov. 7, 2015


1190 Cornell Street
Abbostford, BC V2T 6H5


$5.00 (Sorry cash only)

Free admission for Students with valid Student ID

What's your trade?

Cement Finisher
Cement Placer
Electrician - Residential
Electrician - Industrial
Equipment Operator
Finishing Trade
Mechanic - Auto
Mechanic - Equipment
Mechnic - Transportation
Pipefitter / Gasfitter
Roofer - Residential
Roofer - Commercial

In case we missed your trade. We'll add it to the list.