Fast BC

The Facilitating Access to Skilled Trades in BC (FAST BC) provides BC employers access to immigrants with skills and experience in three key areas – carpentry, automotive services and power engineering. Developed in partnership with British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), FAST BC offers online assessment of skills and knowledge,  along with gap training to immigrants prior to their arrival in BC so that they have the knowledge and skills needed for the Canadian workplace. Skilled immigrants registered for the program will also be matched with mentors to help build their professional networks in BC. Employers will be able to access the skills and competencies profile of the immigrants through an online talent portal.

FAST BC is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

To find out more about FAST BC, please contact Sangeeta Subramanian at sangeeta.subramanian@iecbc.ca.