Training & Apprenticeships

Shop Steward Training

Shop Steward Training for Success

The Shop Steward Training Program is for all IBEW 213 members, whether you are already a seasoned Steward, just want to learn more about your union and the labour movement, or somewhere in between.

The program is free of charge and open to all IBEW 213 members. All of our course offerings have a minimum and maximum capacity. Courses may have to be cancelled due to low enrollment; overflow registrations will be added to a waitlist. Please do not register if you are not committed to attend.

Shop Steward Training Part I

Shop Steward Part I deals with the basics of becoming a Shop Steward, and includes:

  • Module 1 - Being a Steward
  • Module 2 - Collective Agreements
  • Module 3 - Employment Law
  • Module 4 - Policies

Evening courses go from 5:30 until about 9:30 p.m., with food and soft drinks provided from 5 until 5:30 p.m. Saturday courses begin at 8:30 a.m. and go until about 1 p.m.

Fall 2022 Part I Schedule

  • Tuesday, November 15  in Port Coquitlam


Shop Steward Training Part II

Shop Steward Part II builds upon the learning modules from the Part I course, and includes:

  • Module 5 - Grievances
  • Module 6 - Investigations
  • Module 7 - Note Taking

Participants should have completed Part I before registering for Part II.

Fall 2022 Part II Schedule

  • Saturday, November 19 in Port Coquitlam
  • Monday, November 21 in Port Coquitlam


The Shop Steward Training program will improve your understanding of collective agreements, the grievance process, how to handle meetings with management, and many other topics.

Shop steward training builds confidence and effectiveness, and will raise your awareness of how the union can work for everyone. The skills you acquire will serve you in the union and throughout your career.

IBEW 213 regularly offers shop steward training courses. All members, not just shop stewards, may attend these courses. They are a valuable source of information about representation, dispute resolution, health and safety rights and procedures. IBEW 213 encourages all of its members to take advantage of the opportunity to attend one of these courses and to learn more about the representation provided by their union.