College helps new Canadians enter skilled trades

College helps new Canadians enter skilled trades

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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”

The Toronto Star – Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Read full story here: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/02/28/college-helps-new-canadians-enter-skilled-trades.html