News & Events 2018-11-09T12:58:39+00:00


Join us for our upcoming Information Night on Wednesday, November 21 from 6pm to 8:30pm at our Vaughan Campus.

Visit us on November 21st to:

  • Learn about our new Skilled Trades College programs
  • Review upcoming dates and programs
  • View our state-of-the-art facility
  • Meet staff and graduates
  • Learn about post-secondary pathways and lucrative available career opportunities
  • Meet with industry professionals and have an opportunity to ask questions
  • Receive a FREE Milwaukee toolset with new enrollment

If you’d like to join us for our Information Night or would like additional details, please see

**Can’t make it to our Information Night on Wednesday the 21st? That’s okay, we will be having an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, November 24th from 9-3pm at our Vaughan and Mississauga campus. This is also a perfect time to stop by to tour our facilities and get your questions answered by our Program Advisors.

New Barrie Campus

Skilled Trades College of Canada has been providing an industry-recognized training program for 10+ years, and we couldn’t be happier. What’s next for us? We’re expanding our reach to include a brand NEW campus in Barrie to make it easier for our students.

If you’d like more information about our NEW Barrie campus and want additional information such as course outlines, availability, or pricing, please fill out our contact form ( and a program advisor will get back to you.

Sherry Holmes: Framing the Trades in a New Way

Pre-apprenticeship programs, offered at colleges such as Skilled Trades College (in Vaughan and Mississauga, Ont.), provide hands-on training in a simulated construction environment. Tony Martella, campus dean of Skilled Trades College, Vaughan Campus, states that the college had considered running women-only trades classes. “But women told us that they did not want to be in a class of all women,” Martella says. “They want to learn in a real-time environment.” Over the last three years, Martella estimates that out of 800 students who attended the college, approximately 12–15 were women.

Stephanie Brown, who went through the 12-week electrician pre-apprenticeship course at Skills Trade College, is now in her second year of a five-year electrical apprenticeship. At the college, Brown was one of three girls in a class of 14. “The first day of class might have been a shock for the guys, to see not just one girl, but three of us,” she says. “I was definitely intimidated that first day, shaking in my boots. But the teacher was fantastic………..”

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Our classes are filling up quickly so be sure to secure your seat as soon as possible.

If you are interested in registering with Skilled Trades College, please schedule an appointment to meet with a Program Advisor. Glenn is our Program Advisor for Mississauga and Tony for our Vaughan campus. Our advisors are here to provide you with important information about the details of our programs, class schedules, employment opportunities and any other questions you may have.

If you’d like more information about our programs such as course outlines, availability, or pricing, please fill out our contact form ( and a program advisor will get back to you.

GTA’s Skilled Worker Shortage

It’s never been a better time to get into the skilled trades!

College helps new Canadians enter skilled trades

Salah Dib fled Syria about a year ago for a better life in Canada, one that would enable him to have a stable career he could excel at.

At a time when skilled masons are greatly needed in the GTA, Dib enrolled in an intensive pilot project at the Skilled Trades College of Canada. And it comes with incentives: Dib, along with nine other students, do not have to pay tuition and will be connected with steady employment in residential bricklaying when the program ends.

“In Canada, all dreams come true,” Dib said. “It’s a better life,” adding safety precautions were disregarded in Syria. “Nobody there cares if you fall and die,”……….

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The national job numbers don’t show it, but Toronto’s a hot market for new grads

The latest job numbers for Canada don’t show a huge amount of employment growth, but hidden inside those national figures is a hot market for new graduates in Toronto, experts say.

After a loss of 88,000 jobs in January, February’s Labour Force Survey, released Friday, showed a slight rebound of 15,000 new jobs, and a small decrease in the unemployment rate from 5.9 to 5.8 percent.

But according to experts at the headhunting firm Robert Half, Toronto’s job market is very strong.

Here’s a look at a couple of areas where employers are crying out for new workers.


Believe it or not, if you’re a new graduate with bricklaying skills, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding work in Toronto.

According to the February job figures, employment in…….

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NEW Residential Brick Laying Program

Welcoming the newest program to Skilled Trades College – Residential Brick Laying – this third-party funded program was designed to allow participants to master the skill of preparing and laying brick, structural tiles, concrete block, stone, and relevant masonry work. At the end of this program participants will be ready to launch themselves as a skilled entry level masonry apprentice.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this program, please fill out our contact form ( and a program advisor will get back to you.

NEW General Construction Program

In conjunction with Human Endeavour, Skilled Trades College of Canada is offering a General Construction program to help individuals on Ontario Works, so that they can get properly trained, and provide them the opportunity for a new career and assistance in finding employment (spanning from carpentry, drywall, electrical, plumbing, concrete, and masonry).

If you have any questions or would like more information about this program, please fill out our contact form ( and a program advisor will get back to you.