Trades and Automotive Skills


A major recent survey commissioned by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum depicts a Canada-wide shortage of skilled tradespersons.  Trades are where it’s at, Canada!  There are over 200 skilled trades in Canada with career options for every interest and aptitude and jobs that offer respect, opportunity and good pay! 

Automotive

Automotive

Do you love turning “beaters” into “beauties”? If a “lemon” looks more like a challenge than a disappointment to you, a job in Automotive Detailing is your calling. For a handy person, taking your hobby to the next level can be a wise investment in your future. Since more Canadians are holding onto to their cars rather than investing in new ones these days, jobs as Technicians or in Parts and Warehousing are looking promising. 

Electrical

Electrical

Every house and business relies on electricity to function. In order to ensure proper functioning, Canadians rely on Electricians to service and maintain our homes and businesses.  The skilled trades play a vital role in Canada and now, as many of the seasoned professionals begin to retire, vacancies abound for new professionals. What’s more, Statistics Canada says that tradespeople earn 3.1% more than the average Canadian. An Electrician offers a bright future, indeed!

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Plumbing

Plumbing

Recent projections estimate 913,000 skilled trade job openings between 2003 and 2015. With so many industries suffering these days, it’s reassuring to know that trades are still an area you can bet on. The great thing about an education in trades such as Plumbing is the apprenticeships-  students have the opportunity to “earn while they learn,” thereby minimizing any accumulated debt load from tuition costs. Plumbing offers work that is physical and in new surroundings every day.  

Online Learning

Study for a new career or upgrade your skills from your home or office!  Learn more about the benefits of Online Learning.