School of Trades Campus

Welcome to the Sprott Shaw College of Trades!  

Our dedicated trades college campus is centrally located in Burnaby, BC, and is easily accessible by vehicle or public transportation. 

This campus is a devoted trade school and focuses on providing ITA-BC-approved training for official skilled trades certification. 

Our trades school programs are taught by experienced industry professionals who utilize their years of experience to provide students with the relevant experience and skills they need to excel in the classroom and on the job site. 

Smaller class sizes, cutting-edge equipment, and frequent start dates make Sprott Shaw one of the most accessible and renowned private trade schools in BC. 

*Please note that this campus only provides Trade school programs. 

Have any questions about the Sprott Shaw School of Trades? Don’t hesitate to contact our academic advisors today or book an in-person tour! 

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Sprott Shaw Trades College Programs 

The Sprott Shaw College of Trades currently specializes in ITA-approved electrician training that combines theoretical content with practical hands-on lab experience using industry-standard equipment. 

The following electrician programs are offered at the Sprott Shaw College of Trades: 

Other programs that are available at our trade school include: 

Check out the Programs tab at the top of this page for a full list of all programs offered at our trade school campus. 

Our Trades Programs are ITA-approved. The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates the skilled trades training and credential system in BC. The Interprovincial Red Seal sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespeople across Canada and is issued by the ITA.

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Why Study At Sprott Shaw Trade School? 

  • Get Started Sooner
    Our BC Trades Programs are offered on a monthly intake system that keeps the waiting to a minimum. That means you can get into the classroom and then out on the job site much faster than at other trade schools in BC. 
  • Unmatched Hands-On Training 
    Not only does our trade school provide you with modern equipment that you’ll use every day on the job, but our deliberately small class sizes also allow instructors to work with students on a first-name basis. 
  • Learn The Skills Employers Need 
    We don’t just teach the bare-minimum ITA standard, our curriculum also focuses on teaching the in-demand skillsets that employers are desperately seeking across the Lower Mainland and BC. 
  • Access To The Ultimate Electrical Learning Lab 
    Our electrical lab makes Sprott Shaw one of the largest and best-equipped trade schools in BC. Not only is there more equipment and space to work, but there is also a steel-studded practice wall, concrete slab, pulling stations, fire alarm wiring wall, and more!
  • Learn From Experienced Industry Experts 
    Sprott Shaw instructors aren’t just teachers, they are practicing industry veterans who know how to equip students with the skills they need to successfully launch their new careers. 

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Trades School Campus Life

Sprott Shaw Trades College is an open, welcoming, and cooperative place to learn and practice. Our instructors, academic advisors and even the campus director’s doors are always open to students. 

There is a spacious student lounge to relax in, enjoy your lunch or dinner, and connect with fellow students and staff. 

The College of Trades campus also participates in and hosts several charity and community events throughout the year including Pink Shirt Day and Orange Shirt Day. Additionally, community activities and on-campus events are organized by staff and students. 

Students in our trade school programs can also enjoy the following student benefits from participating business partners:

Sprott Shaw alumni have preferred rates at one of Coast Hotels’ 35 locations in Canada and Western USA.

You can book a room with preferred rates by calling Coast Hotels’ Central Reservations line at 1.800.663.1144 under Sprott Shaw College or going online to their website and entering the corporate access code “SSC” in the ‘company/offer’ field.

Sprott Shaw alumni can save $20 on a Plus or Premier Membership.

Membership benefits include:

  • Roadside Assistance in Canada, the US and around the world with coverage that follows the Member, not the car
  • Exclusive partner savings of up to 30% at hundreds of your favourite brands worldwide, plus earn CAA Dollars® when you shop online
  • Save up to 20% on award-winning BCAA Home insurance, 10% on BCAA Travel Insurance and up to 10% on BCAA Optional Car Insurance
  • Exclusive member savings at BCAA Auto Service Centres and save 10% on Evo Car Share and get a free Evo Membership
  • Free memberships for kids under 16 years old, free fuel delivery, motorcycle coverage and more with a Plus or Premier Membership
  • And more!

To learn more, please visit BCAA’s website here.

Evo car share is made for BC. Reserve, unlock, and hit the road, all from the app. You can drive anywhere, just pick up and drop off in the Home Zone. At $0.41 per min, you only pay for the time you use. Gas, insurance, parking and unlimited kms included. Plus our hybrid fleet is equipped with bike and ski racks, allowing you to enjoy everything BC has to offer.

Score a Free Membership + 45 Free driving minutes.* Visit evo.ca and use the Evo promo code: BFF


Mention you’re a Sprott Shaw Trades student at CES Burnaby to receive a 10% to 25% discount. Discount percentage depends on the product type.

Address: 7938 Winston St, Burnaby, BC V5A 2H5

Note: This offer is only valid for Sprott Shaw Trades students and at the Burnaby CES location.

Location & Directions

The Sprott Shaw Trades College Campus is located at 3216 Beta Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K4, between Canada Way and Highway 1 off of Willingdon Avenue. 

The campus is accessible by public transit with the 123 bus line running between New Westminster and Brentwood. 

What Students Are Saying About Sprott Shaw College of Trades

“The teachers were amazing and helped me understand some things that I didn’t quite get at first. They were flexible and generous enough to offer assistance after school hours, which I was grateful for. The company I was doing my practicum with reached out to me with a job offer.” 


Thumbs up for our Electrician program

“I took my level 1 electrical at Sprott Shaw School of Trades and it was wonderful. The staff and teachers are extremely helpful and truly care about your future. I didn’t finish my course and took a year off and when I inquired about coming back to finish they were very accommodating. I got 1 on 1 time with a teacher to review the course, and I got to join another level 1 class in the shop for a week. All of my experiences with Sprott Shaw School of Trades have been wonderful and I also became employed right after finishing the course. I would definitely recommend this school.” 


“I studied as a mature student. Getting into the electrician trade through BCIT was much more difficult for me being an immigrant from India and new in trade (eligibility and waiting list). Sprott Shaw helped me learn the basics (practical classes helped lot) and I was hired by the company after my practicum.” 


Join The Sprott Shaw School of Trades Facebook Group 

Open to all current students, alumni, and anyone looking for more info about the Sprott Shaw School of Trades! Join the official campus group and get the latest updates on: 

  • Local Events  
  • Campus Events, Updates & Highlights  
  • Local Job Opportunities  
  • Connecting With Your Classmates  
  • Meeting Instructors & Staff 

Click here to join! 

If you have any questions about our Trades College campus, program availability, funding options, or anything else, reach out to our academic advisors today and get the answers you’re looking for! 

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Sprott Shaw acknowledges the traditional ancestral unceded shared territory of the Coast Salish Nations of Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish, on whose lands we live and work.

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Companies Hiring Grads

Houle Electric
Berts Electric
Status Electrical Automation Systems
Chambers Electrical Corp.
Bridge Electric Corp.
Consolidated Electrical Installations Ltd.
DJ Electrical Services
Allwest Electrical Ltd.
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sprott shaw school of trades student working on project
sprott shaw school of trades student working on project
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sprott shaw college school of trades campus students
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Meet our School of Trades Instructors

Ryan B – Electrical

Upon completing journeyman training and gaining my Red Seal (interprovincial) status, I joined the board of directors of the former Renewable Energy Society and focused on teaching going “off-grid” and energy efficiency. As an instructor, I look towards forming the new generation of tradesmen by applying the Canadian Electrical Code rules and demonstrating proper installation and maintenance techniques.

Kevin M – Electrical

As my father was an electrician, I became inspired and signed up as an apprentice in 1994. I started my official career in custom homes and moved on to small commercial projects, high-rise condos, and large commercial projects before moving into teaching. I am a Red Seal electrician, foreman, lead hand, and business partner – and now since 2017, a Sprott Shaw instructor too.

Ken M – Electrical

In 1990, I became an apprentice, wiring hotels from start to finish. After I earned my Red Seal, I specialized in essential life support systems and wiring for apartment buildings and seniors’ homes, including all essential life support systems. After back surgery, I turned my attention to teaching and have been teaching electrical foundation for Sprott Shaw since.

Vili D – Electrical

I have been a certified journeyman/foreman electrician for over 20 years on more than 50 new home construction projects as well as dozens of other major commercial/industrial projects including new construction, retrofits, remodels, and plant expansions. After work, I turned to education. I earned my Bachelor of Education and have been an electrical trades instructor for over 5 years, with experience teaching levels 1 through 4.

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