• What’s your plan?

    The Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) connects construction employers in British Columbia with job-ready workers.

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  • A no-fee service

    “I have recommended STEP to other employers. It’s a viable source because we’re getting an inside track.”

    – Shamus Jones, Owner
    Shamus Jones Construction

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  • Construction Specific

    “STEP provides reassurance that you’ll have the best trades you can get in the market.”

    – Max Ignatiuk, Owner
    IGN Systems

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  • One-on-one advice

    “With STEP it’s easy because I can talk to my representative. He’s in the know, he’s in the touch, and he’s getting guys. He knows what I’m looking for. He’s starting the hiring process for us.”

    – Shamus Jones, Owner
    Shamus Jones Construction

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A NO-FEE SERVICE

STEP is a no-fee, HR service for BC construction employers and a vital part of skilled workforce planning.

CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIC

STEP works with all Industry Training Authority recognized construction trades.

ONE-ON-ONE ADVICE

STEP Regional Employment Placement Specialists (REPS) pre-screen individuals on your behalf and follow-up after placement to ensure a great match.

STEP connects employers with skilled workers.

Since 2006, the Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) has connected construction employers with motivated, trained, and ready-to-work candidates.

As our industry continues to face challenges with skilled labour shortages, STEP works to make the most of a booming construction industry.

If you’re a construction employer in British Columbia, you’re eligible for our services.

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Services

  • Assessment

    Meet with you at your convenience to assess your hiring needs.

  • Support

    Provide pre and post-placement support at no cost.

  • Sourcing

    Find and connect job-ready skilled workers to you.

  • Retention

    Improve your retention rates by continuing to work with you after placement.

14,200

Number of construction jobs in BC that will be unfilled due to labour shortages by 2026

12,000+

Number of job placements since 2006 by STEP Regional Employment Placement Specialists (REPS)

Get in touch.

STEP has a strong, established network of experienced staff ready to connect you to your next great hire.

To get started, tell us a little more about your company. We’ll put you in touch with one of our Regional Employment Placement Specialists who will evaluate your specific hiring needs and work to find you the right candidate.

If you’re looking to connect directly with one of our Regional Employment Placement Specialists, our team information is here. For any general inquiries, please call 1-833-567-STEP.

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