The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is the governing body of all apprenticeships in British Columbia and oversees trades training and certification.  This link will let you explore a variety of registered trades in BC and to research the ACE IT and SSA “Youth in Trades” programs.

ITA Program Profiles 

Search for an apprenticeable trade here.  Click on the trade to see the “Program Profile”.  This gives an overview of the levels associated with that trade and the work-based training hours needed for full credentialing.

Essential Skills - ITA

The ITA Essential Skills on-line tool allows you to test your math and English foundation skills for a specific trade.  It automatically adjusts to your skill level.  If you are getting the correct answers, the assessment will automatically give you more challenging questions. The opposite is also true. If you are answering incorrectly, you will get easier questions.

Red Seal Certification

This site will provide detailed information about this inter-provincial certification, including required training and national standards.

Careers in Trades

This national site provides information on the many skilled trade options available to youth throughout Canada.

Career Education Society

This site offers teachers, counsellors, administrators and all other specialist groups in career education with several sources of information regarding the world of work.

Skills Canada

This site provides an overview of Skills Canada BC.  This is a provincial non-profit organization representing industry, labour, education and government dedicated to promoting and enhancing the value of technical and trade skills among British Columbia’s youth.


This site provides up-to-date labour market information for BC and offers information for >500 career profiles (including overview of career, salary, projected demand).  The site also allows you to explore work-related tools/quizzes.

Education Planner BC

This site offers students the opportunity to search and compare post-secondary programs in BC.  Search by interests, subject, institutions etc.


Follows a comprehensive education and career planning process that meets the learning needs, interests, and aspirations of all students.

Discover Skills BC

Parents, students and educators can explore skills in trades and technologies.

go2hr – Tourism and Hospitality in BC

This organization provides support to those in or wanting to begin a career in a hospitality/tourism trade.  They are invaluable to those in ACE IT and SSA.