Requirements

Academic requirements

  • A Canadian Interprovincial Trades Qualification (Red Seal), Certificate of Qualification, or equivalent recognized or issued by the BC Industry Training Authority
  • Grade graduation or equivalent (e.g. Adult Graduation Certificate that meets the BC provincial Grade 12 graduation requirement)
  • Grade 12 Math or equivalent
  • Six credits (two courses) of university English with at least credits in Literature taken through a Canadian university with an average grade point average of 2.33 (C+). Courses in linguistics, language study, grammar, technical writing, business writing, communications or English as a Second Language are not eligible to fulfil the English requirement.
  • Completion of the Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR) process to provide you with 45 academic credits for a three-year trades training program or 60 academic credits for a four-year trades training program. 

Accepted Trades Certifications (BC Industry Training Authority)

  •  Agricultural Equipment Technician (Red Seal)
  •  Aircraft Structural Technician (C of Q)
  •  Architectural Sheet Metal Worker (C of Q)
  •  Auto Body and Collision Technician (Red Seal)
  •  Automotive Service Technician (Red Seal)
  •  Baker (Red Seal) (TBD)
  •  Boilermaker (Red Seal)
  •  Cabinetmaker (Red Seal)
  •  Carpenter (Red Seal)
  •  Cook (Professional Cook 3) (Red Seal) (TBD)
  •  Electrician, Construction (Red Seal)
  •  Electrician Industrial (Red Seal)
  •  Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (Red Seal)
  •  Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Red Seal)
  •  Instrumentation and Control Technician (Red Seal)
  •  Ironworker (Generalist) (Red Seal)
  •  Mechanist (Red Seal)
  •  Marine Service Technician (C of Q)
  •  Metal Fabricator (Fitter) (Red Seal)
  •  Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician (Red Seal)
  •  Piledriver and Bridgeworker (C of Q)
  •  Plumber (Red Seal)
  •  Powerline Technician (Red Seal)
  •  Recreational Vehicle Service (Red Seal)
  •  Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (Red Seal)
  •  Residential Building Maintenance Worker (C of Q)
  •  Sheet Metal Worker (Red Seal)
  •  Sprinkler Fitter (Red Seal)
  •  Steamfitter/Pipe Fitter (Red Seal)
  •  Truck and Transport Mechanic (Red Seal)
  •  Welder (Red Seal)
  •  Winder Electrician (C of Q)
C of Q = Certificate of Qualification
TBD = To Be Determined

Teaching experience requirements

You must have at least 100 hours of relevant volunteer or paid experience working with groups of middle or high school students. These hours must be completed by the application deadline. A minimum of 25 hours must be in a middle or secondary-school classroom in Canada (or equivalent environment).

Professional experience

A minimum of five years post-Trade Qualification experience in a trade, within the past 10 years, that is directly applicable to Technology Education subject areas in the BC secondary school curriculum (drafting, electronics and robotics, metalwork, power technology, or woodwork).