The Government of British Columbia has unveiled a new process for skilled trades certification. SkilledTradesBC will be accepting trade designation applications from businesses, labour organizations, industry associations, Indigenous organizations, and communities that are working with or are interested in the trades. SkilledTradesBC will evaluate applications and make recommendations to the province about which trades should be considered for skilled trades certification. Trades that have been identified for skilled trades certification are expected to be announced in spring 2024. The certification will formally recognize worker skills, raise the profile of the trades, and attract more people to trades professions.