For more than 45 years, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) has been the voice of B.C.’s construction industry. Today, ICBA represents more than 2,500 members and clients, is one of the leading third-party providers of group health and retirement benefits in B.C., and the single largest sponsor of trades apprentices in the province. ICBA undertakes public policy research, advocacy initiatives, and provides training focused on the construction sector and responsible resource development.
When you become a member of ICBA, you join an organization that wants you and your business to succeed. We offer a line of services that help businesses grow, including health and retirement plans, skills development, wage and benefit surveys, jobs boards, apprenticeship support and management training, and affinity programs to improve your business’s bottom line.
We are a strong voice for the 85% of construction workers who operate in the open shop in our industry, and our expertise is regularly sought after by both government and the private sector. We advocate on behalf of free enterprise and the construction industry of B.C., promote responsible resource development, and are an influential voice for advocating the best interests of our members.
Through our Building Stronger Futures giving initiative, ICBA supports young people by offering grants for trades and technical education programs.