ICBA is the voice for independent contractors and the men and women working in the open shop construction industry.
ICBA is dedicated to helping your construction business succeed.
We help you build and support your team, through benefit plans, training, advocacy, and other services.
Together we are ICBA
we are ICBA
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) has represented and supported the open shop construction industry in every corner of British Columbia since 1975.
ICBA members are entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and skilled construction professionals who are part of a community working together to ensure a safe, fair, highly-trained, and vibrant construction sector. This is a community of entrepreneurs and builders who look to drive future growth and that advocates for the contractors, businesses, and the men and women working in construction today.
With comprehensive and competitive group health and retirement benefit plans, an industry-leading workplace wellness program, innovative professional development and training courses, and strong advocacy, ICBA supports businesses of all sizes by drawing on the expertise and strength of our members to support innovation and a thriving construction industry.
We speak and advocate for more than 3,300 construction businesses and their more than 100,000 employees – working to move our industry forward and highlighting the important jobs and opportunities that flow from a strong construction sector. Big or small, all members are supported by ICBA.
Whether measured by number of members, clients, workers, or services offered, ICBA is one of the largest business and trade associations in Canada.
We are proud to be your voice, representing independent contractors and entrepreneurs in construction and all its sub-trades, in responsible resource development, and in homebuilding. By working together, we help build better communities.
Being a part of ICBA is like having a couple of extra staff members to help me manage apprenticeship paperwork, health and dental benefit plans, training, networking, wellness, advocacy, and more. It’s the best few hundred dollars I spend every year.
Connelly Mechanical Systems Ltd.
Join the thousands of members and clients benefiting from ICBA’s reach, our advocacy for contractors and the men and women working in construction, our suite of innovative group health product offerings, and our training and workforce development programs, all focused on helping your business grow.
Grow Your Business
ICBA has never been shy about making the case for open shop construction companies and creating the conditions that underpin the jobs and opportunity that flow from construction and from a strong economy. We’re here to help your business grow and succeed.
Support Your Team
You and your employees deserve great health and wellness support. ICBA provides outstanding, cost-effective group benefit plans possible, and ICBA’s signature Workplace Wellness Program.
Develop Your People
ICBA is the construction industry’s leader in developing workers. We offer comprehensive training, professional development, apprenticeship, and recruitment programs to help you build your open shop team.
ICBA Builders’ Circle partners make a contribution to ICBA above and beyond the regular membership dues to enhance our work on issues that matter to construction contractors.
What Our Members Say
I truly appreciate the effort by ICBA to address northern B.C. issues. ICBA has consistently sourced expert resources to address northern concerns either via townhalls, webinars or face to face presentations. Our organization is proud to be included in ICBA’s provincial efforts to support independent contractors and keep B.C. working!Christina WoodruffSharp Instruments Ltd
We have been a long-standing member and insurance client and are very happy with the expertise provided to the company over those years. Our company did not fit inside the typical insurance needs box and their team found solutions that work perfectly for us. Anytime we have concerns with our programs, we have support from their team. We happily recommend ICBA Benefits and their team!Werner Friesen, PresidentBerts Electric
Being a member of ICBA is amazing. I never knew how much ICBA helped contractors until I started my own business and joined ICBA – the apprenticeship sponsorship, training, benefits and wage and benefit survey are all such a great help.John NiessenCatalyst Electrical
Our relationship with ICBA spans over a decade. We are incredibly appreciative for their responsiveness and prompt customer service whenever we have needed assistance. We look forward to our continued partnership into the future.Dave Pearson, COOBeedie
We chose ICBA Training for a few reasons: competitively priced, excellent content matter and great deliver methods. Whether online or in person, the presenters are leaders in industry and their respective fields, very enjoyable and can keep your attention.Ryan SladeOldcastle Building Envelope
When I read about ICBA’s new Wellness Program I immediately knew this was something IRL Construction should be a part of. Mental Health is something that is very important and close to our hearts here, so having this program available to our employees was a no brainer! We are excited to be part of this great initiative.Aaron LaceyIRL Construction