The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO) is an organization that represents 12 craft unions in the construction sector, totaling 150,000 workers throughout the province. Their mission is to give construction workers a collective voice in the workplace, to help ensure that workers are well-trained to meet industry needs, and to promote healthy and safe work conditions with decent wages, pensions and benefits.
Construction Training & Apprenticeship Ontario (CTAO) strives to identify and realize the shared goals of the Unionized Building and Construction Trade Stakeholders, Government Agencies, Educational Institutions and Community Organizations for providing reliable information and establishing collaborative initiatives related to pursuing skilled trade careers.
CTAO is developing, implementing and testing a structured, integrated, accessible and adaptive training and support system, providing a one-stop shop of educational tools and materials for applicants pursuing pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities.
Tomorrow’s Trades is a free workforce development pilot program that was created to build pathways and remove barriers for those traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades, including women, indigenous youth, black youth, persons with disabilities, newcomers, at-risk youth, returning veterans, reservists, cadets, and those from racialized communities.
The Tomorrow's Trades program equips those interested in pursuing a career in skilled trades with the construction sector essential skills needed to become a high-quality apprentice.
The Ontario Building Trades Health, Safety & Prevention Resource aims to fill the knowledge gap by providing relevant information in one place that covers a wide range of potential workplace safety issues and information including Health and Safety, WSIB, Mental Health and Research.
This resource provides numerous reference documents and links to various legislation, research and forms to help give workers the tools and guidance they need to make informed decisions and actionable steps when dealing with or preventing workplace incidents that may arise.