Grow Your Construction Business in British Columbia - ICBA

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 help Grow Construction Businesses

Everything ICBA does is designed to help companies like yours grow and succeed.

The industries ICBA serves – construction, energy and related services – are incredible. You are builders, creating the communities others get to enjoy. Your heart and soul are wrapped in what you do, and we’re proud to stand alongside you, helping you seize every opportunity that comes your way.

Since 1975, we’ve helped several small start-ups become some of the largest, most influential companies in Canada. ICBA has innovated and provided services, training, benefits, advocacy and much more for companies of all sizes – all with a focus on construction, energy and improving their bottom line. And we can help your company grow too.

We’re never shy about making the case for our open shop companies. If one of our members runs into an issue with government or a regulator, we roll up our sleeves and help with expertise, advice, advocacy and support. We constantly make the case for government to create the economic conditions necessary for our businesses to succeed – lower taxes, less red tape, fair and open bidding, and fostering economic conditions that attract investment here.

Right now, we’re continuing our campaign against the BC Government’s unfair policy of handing major projects to the building trades unions, and the unnecessary implementation of compulsory trades. We’re fighting to protect a worker’s right to secret ballots in union certification votes, pushing the government to #Get2Yes on energy projects and key infrastructure like the Massey Tunnel and Taylor Bridge replacements, and much more.

We also have practical tools for businesses, to help you find and navigate bid opportunities, deal with human resources issues, and network with other open shop companies.

Kerkhoff Construction is proud to be one of the founding members of the association over 40 years ago, and today the ICBA mandate is the same as then: Fighting for fairness in the construction industry and supporting the construction industry.

Leonard Kerkhoff,
Kerkhoff Construction

How ICBA helps you grow

Human Resources & Labour Relations

Is your company struggling with HR or labour relations issues? Are you dealing with WorkSafeBC, the Industry Training Authority, or another agency, and need support? We have the expertise, top advisors, and access to legal experts who can help you navigate it all.

Win Work

Let us help you win work. Through ConstructConnect Project Intelligence (CCPI), we help companies find potential projects and prepare bids. Ask about our free first-month offer, as well as our low annual renewal rate.

Events & Networking

From gala dinners and industry forums to golf tournaments, ICBA plans a variety of events to connect you with other companies and colleagues. Take a look at what’s coming up, and how you can network within the ICBA community.

ICBA Independent

Keep fully up-to-date on everything ICBA says and does on your industry’s behalf, at our news portal. Featuring breaking news, industry alerts, policy analysis, podcasts and much more.


ICBA Chief Economist Jock Finlayson researches and analyzes the vital economic data you need to know to grow your construction business.

Jock Finlayson is ICBA’s Chief Economist and first Chief Economist in ICBA’s 50-year history. Analyzing industry trends, market conditions, and economic factors to provide insights and forecasts relevant to the construction sector, he advises ICBA and its members on developments in the business and policy environment affecting the construction sector and the broader economy and assists in strategic planning and public policy advocacy.


Fighting to #Get2Yes on responsible resource development has been a key part of ICBA’s advocacy work for several years. In 2017, ICBA merged with Energy Services BC, an association based in Fort St. John, which represented energy companies and suppliers.

Canada’s energy sector has been on its knees for many years, crippled by regulations and policies that have turned investment away from Canada.

Under our ICBA Energy brand, ICBA has upped our federal and provincial government advocacy, standing up for Canadian energy, pushing to cut red tape, and standing up for the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who depend on jobs in the energy sector to support their families and their communities.

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 Woodruff,
Sharp Instruments Ltd

Visit Our #Get2Yes Website

Are you part of the large majority of Canadians who support responsible development? Visit our official #Get2Yes website for more information and to sign up for updates.

How to Join

To join, click on the “Apply Now” button below and fill out the online membership form.  We will review and process your application within one business day.

If you have any questions or require assistance,

please contact our Member Services Team at 1.800.663.2865 or 604.298.7795.