Skilled trades are respected because of the important role they play in today’s economy. Tradespeople build, operate and maintain Canada’s infrastructure.  They build and maintain the homes, services and amenities we use every day.  Much of Canada’s productivity depends on the highly specialized expertise of tradespeople.

Skilled workers are in demand across the country and around the world.  With more than 300 careers to choose from, there is a skilled trade for every aptitude and interest. A good work ethic, a can-do attitude and a Certificate of Qualification will almost guarantee a job upon completion.

Many trades provide earnings above the national average.  By taking an apprenticeship and learning a trade, apprentices can ‘earn as they learn’, decreasing the amount of debt they may incur during their post-secondary training.

One of the best parts of being a tradesperson is that you get paid well for doing work you enjoy.  It is no wonder tradespeople are so proud of their skills.