$40-billion LNG Project Moving Ahead

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Community Benefits Agreements Are Good For British Columbians

Community Benefits Agreements ensure workers are paid fairly and that qualified local residents, Indigenous workers, women in trades and apprentices have opportunities to help build and invest in their own communities. Click here to find out more.


Celebrating 20 Years of Members Supporting Members

Market Recovery Fund deductions responsible for 83 full time jobs - valued at almost $8 million in additional wages and benefits for members


Have you Filed A WorkSafe Claim or Injured Yourself at Work?

DC38 Can Help. Click for more info.


Safety Courses now Online!

Members can now access safety training from your computer or any mobile device.


Apprenticeship Schedules

Program schedules available now!


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Welcome to DC38!

Also known as the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 38, “DC38”, represents Painters, Wall & Ceiling Installers, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers, Hazardous Materials Abatement Specialists, and many other related trades.

Whether you have enjoyed a soccer game at BC Place, checked out a bestseller from the Surrey Public Library in Central City, driven over the many bridges in our Province, or stayed in many of the hotels in Downtown Vancouver, the work of our members can be experienced all throughout British Columbia.

Why Join Us?

DC38’s most important job is to ensure fair wages, respectful treatment, and safety for our working members. By negotiating with employers on behalf of our members, DC38 is able to offer competitive wage packages, health benefits (coverage for prescription medication, dental benefits, vision care, etc.), pension benefits, and free training and upgrading to our membership through our training school, The Finishing Trades Institute of BC.


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Dependent children of DC38 members are eligible to apply for three different post-secondary scholarships

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FTI BC received positive feedback from Trades Expo 2019 this week on their fantastic job connecting with youth and their teachers and parents.

Last week FTIBC attended the 2-day Trades Expo held at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Several hundred high school students from around Surrey learned about the Finishing Trades and tried out our Virtual Reality Spray Painter, Virtual Reality Boom and Scissor Lift, and Glazing Crane. https://t.co/lM2NQSlT9I DC38Trades photo

The Construction Trades Job Fair is coming up on October 5th from 9am - 3pm!
Come try out our new VirtualPaint virtual reality spray painting simulator and learn about job opportunities for in demand trades, as well as sponsored apprenticeships with subsidized tuition! https://t.co/iPMJPj8uTb
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Great news! FTI BC is the first IUPAT training centre in Canada to receive NACE NIICAP AS-3 ITO Accreditation


The Finishing Trades Institute instructors show of their colours in honour of the #humboltdbroncos #jerseysforhumbolt https://t.co/TeXNAugekd DC38Trades photo


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Representation Matters! We are proud to be leaders in creating a diverse and inclusive skilled workforce. Thanks for the stats!
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IUPAT DC38 Local 163 Rep Kevin Weston and President & Director of Training Paddy Byrne presented the Be More Than A Bystander training to the Level 1 and 2 Painting & Decorating class at the FTI BC on Friday. This training is essential to creating an inclusive workspace free from gender-based violence and harassment and our team are proud to be a part of moving forward together.