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  • Future of Skilled Trades:

    The Government of Ontario predicts 100,000 construction job openings in the next decade due to retirements and economic growth.
With the skilled trades industry booming, Ontario is adapting regulations and work cultures to align with the broader, inclusive values of younger generations
  • Life Skills:

    Mastering a trade equips you with more than just a profession; it bestows you with practical life skills and a unique form of wisdom. These skills not only empower you in your career but also enhance your everyday life, from making informed decisions about buying a home to tackling both minor and major home improvements
  • Opportunities for Women:

    Women currently represent just 2% of the trades workforce, a figure set for change as governments and construction bodies aim to meet the demand for skilled labor by encouraging female participation. There are abundant opportunities
for women in trades, and with tailored training and support, they can secure rewarding careers
  • Opportunities for Racialized Groups:

    The pandemic hit racialized communities particularly hard. To aid in their recovery, it's crucial to provide them with appropriate opportunities, support, and training. Our program is tailored to offer just that. Get in touch today to discover how we can help improve your life

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The Top Trades in Ontario

Construction Craft Worker (Labourer)
  • Construction Craft Worker (Labourer)
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Plumber
  • Construction Electrician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Truck & Transport Mechanic
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Welders
  • Painter & Decorator

Construction Craft Worker (Labourer)

Construction Craft Workers, or Labourers, handle everything from setting up and dismantling construction sites to working alongside tradespeople to construct, upkeep, and dismantle the infrastructure around us.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Engaging in diverse manual tasks on construction sites.
  • Handling the loading and unloading of building supplies.
  • Preparing construction sites for work.
  • Managing and utilizing construction machinery and tools.
  • Supporting tasks such as formwork, mixing, drilling, and breaking down structures.

Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operators, known for their precise coordination and decisive nature, prioritize safety, making them ideally suited for handling the vital machinery required for earthmoving and resource extraction tasks.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Operating construction machinery such as bulldozers, backhoes, loaders, and graders.
  • Managing dredging and pile-driving equipment operations.
  • Handling heavy paving machinery for road construction.
  • Evaluating and ensuring safety for both oneself and other construction site workers.
  • Conducting pre-use inspections, and performing cleaning, lubrication, and refueling of equipment.

Plumber

Plumbers find immense satisfaction in designing and fixing intricate systems, applying their logical reasoning to a profession focused on the installation and maintenance of vital plumbing infrastructure we all rely on.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Understanding and analyzing blueprints, drawings, and project requirements.
  • Fitting, fixing, and preserving plumbing fixtures and infrastructures.
  • Implementing specialized plumbing systems.
  • Choosing, measuring, shaping, and connecting pipes.
  • Identifying, preventing, rectifying, and examining pipes for leaks.

Construction Electrician

Construction Electricians are the backbone of our electrical infrastructure, dedicating their intellect and physical prowess to ensure our systems are operational. They engage in inspecting, testing, setting up, and updating the electrical frameworks that power our daily lives.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Interpret drawings, circuit schematics, and electrical standards.
  • Routing wires through walls and floors.
  • Connecting wires to fixtures through splicing and joining.
  • Setting up and fixing electrical apparatus.
  • Diagnosing and rectifying electrical system malfunctions.

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Millwrights are multifaceted repair specialists whose skills span across various tasks, essentially combining the roles of electricians, plumbers, machinists, and mechanics into a single profession.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Understanding and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, and schematics.
  • Inspecting machinery and equipment for defects and signs of malfunction.
  • Installing, positioning, and relocating stationary industrial machines and mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces, and generators.
  • Maintaining systems involving power transmission, vacuum, hydraulics, pneumatics, and programmable logic controls.
  • Conducting cleaning, lubrication, and general maintenance tasks on machines.

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians are the unsung heroes behind the scenes. With their exceptional adaptability and ingenuity, they manage and maintain a diverse array of machinery, ensuring safe and smooth operations.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Adjusting and attaching equipment components.
  • Conducting tests and inspections to identify faults and malfunctions in heavy equipment.
  • Repairing or replacing damaged or faulty parts, components, and systems.
  • Performing cleaning, lubrication, and routine maintenance on heavy equipment and attachments.

Industrial Electrician

Industrial Electricians operate in the background, ensuring that diverse environments, from mines and shipyards to factories, function safely and efficiently.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Understanding and applying information from drawings, blueprints, and electrical standards.
  • Fitting and setting up electrical systems.
  • Maintaining or replacing electrical apparatus.
  • Documenting maintenance activities.
  • Conducting tests on electrical systems to measure current, voltage, and resistance.

Carpenter

Carpenters shape our environment, constructing everything from our living spaces to urban centers. They work well in teams, excel in physical precision, and take pleasure in witnessing their creations come to life.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Interpreting blueprints and adhering to building regulations.
  • Operating both manual and power-driven construction tools.
  • Taking measurements, cutting, molding, assembling, and joining materials directly on the construction site.
  • Constructing foundations, laying down floors and sub-floors, erecting walls, and installing roofs.
  • Fitting doors, stairs, moldings, and various fixtures.

Truck & Transport Mechanic

Truck and Transport Mechanics play a crucial role as methodical problem-solvers, ensuring that the vast fleet of commercial transport trucks on our highways operate safely and efficiently.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Conducting assessments, identifying problems, and servicing buses and trucks used on highways.
  • Fixing systems within the vehicle such as fuel, brakes, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control, exhaust, along with cooling and climate control
  • Utilizing electronic diagnostic tools to evaluate vehicle functionality.
  • Carrying out routine maintenance tasks, including oil changes and engine tune-ups.

Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technicians blend their passion for cars with a comprehensive knowledge of mechanics, effortlessly repairing the vehicles we rely on and ensuring they’re meticulously maintained.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Evaluating, identifying, and maintaining cars and light trucks.
  • Fixing components like engines, steering and braking systems, suspensions, and electrical setups.
  • Applying computerized tools for diagnosing, testing, and fine-tuning critical vehicle parts.
  • Conducting routine upkeep, such as aligning wheels, changing oil, and performing engine tune-ups.

Welders

Welders are skilled and physically adept individuals who thrive on the meticulous and intense nature of their work, often under high temperatures. Renowned as experts in metalwork, they adeptly join metals across various positions.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Conducting fundamental mathematical calculations related to the trade.
  • Operating both automatic and semi-automatic cutting machinery.
  • Deciphering and understanding welding blueprints.
  • Executing inspections and tests on welding work.
  • Applying a variety of welding techniques for different tasks.

Painter & Decorator

Painters and Decorators infuse our surroundings with vibrancy, adding a touch of creativity to the structures we inhabit. They transform mundane exteriors and interiors into dazzling displays of color that enrich our environment and delight all who experience them.

What you’ll do and learn:

  • Interpreting job specifications to calculate the required materials.
  • Erecting scaffolding and preparing surfaces for painting.
  • Mending wall imperfections, such as cracks and holes.
  • Adjusting paint consistency for various colors and textures.
  • Applying finishes like paint, stain, lacquer, enamel, and metal coating, as well as wallpaper and fabric installations.

Find your Career

Regular Job

Regular Job

  • Desk Job
  • Long Hours of Sitting
  • Slow Career Progression
  • High Screen Time
  • Repetitive Tasks
  • Low Independence
  • Average Starting Salary
Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades

  • Outdoors
  • Lots of Activity
  • High Job Demand
  • Low Screen Time
  • Diverse range of Tasks
  • High Independence
  • High Starting Salary

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There has never been a better time to join the Skilled Trades