Posted Dec 21, 2020Labourer
BCIB is the provincial Crown corporation implementing the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) in British Columbia. The CBA is a model for building public infrastructure projects in a way that British Columbians benefit first – through careers, training and by building a human legacy in communities closest to the project.
BCIB is the employer of the skilled trades workforce on some of BC’s biggest construction projects and uses three key tools to grow and diversify BC’s skilled trades workforce:
1) Priority hiring for Indigenous peoples, women and other groups underrepresented in the trades, including locals living within 100km of a jobsite;
2) Maximizing apprenticeship opportunities on projects so workers can grow their careers; and
3) Changing the culture on jobsites so Indigenous workers, women and others feel safe and respected in their career.
BCIB is moving away from the traditional job application model:
People that work in construction often have experience across multiple trades. If you have experience in multiple trades, you may be eligible for multiple job openings on multiple CBA projects local to your community.
BCIB hires based on forecasts from the Prime Contractor, meaning that different jobs in different trades may become available at different times. Creating and updating a BCIB profile allows candidates to be assessed for all incoming positions.
BCIB is partnered with the Allied Infrastructure Related Construction Council of BC, which represents 19 trades unions. We send completed BCIB applicant profiles to these unions for review. BCIB works with our union affiliates and multiple referral agencies to provide skills training opportunities.
Recruiting through Trade Profiles:
To recruit workers, BCIB has moved away from job postings and job descriptions and now uses Trade Profiles. These Trade Profiles were developed to communicate positions and trades that are being recruited for in advance of the actual worker dispatch date, this allows BCIB adequate time to assess, upskill, and recruit candidates. The Prime contractor determines the numbers of positions available and any specialized certification requirements which can vary and change over the life of the project.
To apply for work opportunities with BCIB, applicants can start by creating an online profile at www.bcib.ca. If you have already applied, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to activate your profile.
Trade Profile: Labourer – V. 1
BCIB is recruiting for Labourers and Apprentices.
Labourers and Apprentices may be required on the Highway One Expansion Program in the next six months.
BCIB recruits’ workers by using Trade Profiles. Trade Profiles differ from typical job descriptions as they do not include specific duties, and exact positions may include specialized certifications or experience.
Trade Profiles describe the types of trades BCIB expects to hire on a project. We know what jobs will be required on a project, but we don’t always know in advance the number of positions that will be available or details like the specialized certifications required. The contractor and subcontractors let BCIB know these details closer to the start of work, but we want workers to get prepared and register with BCIB well ahead of being needed on site.
Job Description Overview: As described by the ITA, labourers perform physical tasks such as cleaning, removing debris, loading and unloading materials, assembling and disassembling temporary structures, installing and removing concrete forms, mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as concrete and asphalt, digging trenches, compacting earth, reading and following construction plans and blueprints and assisting skilled craftspeople with their duties. The job of a laborer varies, changing from day to day. They perform a variety of duties involving tool use, lifting, carrying, and managing equipment and machinery to provide support and aid to the skilled craftspeople on-site. Positions which may be available include Driller/ Driller helper, First Aid Attendant, Flag person, High scaler, Pipelayer, Powder person, Raker person, Shotcrete nozzle person and Forepersons.
• Must be able work extended shift hours, in all weather conditions
• Noisy and dusty environments on all types of terrain
• Personal Protective Equipment will be required (e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.)
• Experience working in a busy job environment will be considered an asset
Qualifications and Certifications that are considered an Asset:
• CSTS-2020, RSTS, or Site Ready BC (Link for enrolment to be provided by BCIB)
• Relevant certifications considered an asset (e.g.TCP, Working from Heights, Fall Protection, Confined Space, etc.) • Have an understanding and the ability to follow safe work procedures Skills Development: BCIB works with a network of support organizations for many skilled and unskilled tradespeople. If there are additional training or skilled trades development opportunities, BCIB will reach out to connect you.
*This Trade Profile is subject to change due to project needs, contractor requirements and other general updates to work timelines and scope.