Building Codes

The BC Building Code (BCBC) is a provincial regulation that governs how new construction, building alterations, repairs and demolitions are completed. It applies throughout the province except for some federal lands and the City of Vancouver. The Province of B.C. is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes online at no charge. To learn more about the B.C. codes 2018,

Learn more about Codes Canada publications
Learn more about City of Vancouver Building By-law

Employment Standards

Labour Relations

To learn how VRCA represented the construction industry’s interests during the BC Labour Code Review process, visit VRCA’s BC Labour Relations Code Review advocacy page


WorkSafeBC is responsible for the prevention of workplace injury, disease and death in British Columbia. Under theWorkers Compensation Act, all employers, workers and others connected with work must comply with the Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.  

The Employers’ Advisers Office provides advice and assistance to employers in British Columbia regarding claims, health and safety and assessments (premiums).

To learn how VRCA represented the construction industry’s interests during the WorkSafeBC Review process, visit VRCA’s WorkSafeBC Review advocacy page

Health and Safety

The BC Construction Safety Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that provides a range of health and safety services that are compliant with WorkSafeBC requirements and emphasize straightforward and practical assistance to help contractors meet their health and safety needs and requirements.

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