skilled trades


Construction Business

Apprenticeship forum chair goes to union rep

The national, not-for-profit organization brings together employers, labour unions, training agencies and other stakeholder groups involved in developing the skilled trades workforce.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New Brunswick extends program supporting women in trades

New Boots, a New Brunswick program aimed at supporting and mentoring women in apprenticeable trades, has been extended by three years.

Construction Business

B.C. demand for skilled labour high

The latest forecast from BuildForce Canada reveals construction demands will remain exceptionally high in B.C. and peak in the latter half of 2021.

Construction Business

ITA signs MOU to increase trade careers in B.C.

ITA, in partnership with Métis Nation British Columbia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will strengthen trade opportunities.

Construction Business

Alberta increases skilled trades funding

The Alberta government is increasing skilled trades funding to provide young people more opportunities to explore trades careers.
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REMI Network

CAF-FCA to develop strategy for women in trades

The National Strategy for Women in Trades will be presented at the National Apprenticeship Conference in Calgary on May 24-26, 2020.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Province invests in youth welding camp

The welding camp at Esgenoôpetitj First Nation will take place from August 12 to 16.

Construction Business

Shelley Gray named ITA chief executive officer

The B.C. Industry Training Authority (ITA) board of directors has named Shelley Gray its new Chief Executive Officer. Gray had been serving as interim CEO.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

New CBTU program aims to increase women apprentices

Canada’s Building Trades Unions have announced the launch of provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Bill 47 aims to modernize Ontario’s apprenticeship system

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced its Making Ontario Open for Business Act, which aims to modernize the province's apprenticeship system.
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Construction Business

New funding for women in skilled trades

The 2018 federal budget commits funds to inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Skilled trades training facility opens in B.C.

A new $7.4-million skilled trades and technology centre has officially opened in Kamloops, B.C. The facility, known as the NorKam Trades and Technology Centre, will provide training workshops, lectures, hands-on learning opportunities and access to specialized equipment for secondary school students.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Skilled trades training centre opens in Delta, B.C.

A new 142,000 square foot Motive Power Centre of Excellence has replaced outdated facilities at the BC Institute of Technology and Vancouver Community College. The $16.5-million development, located at Annacis Island in Delta, B.C., will provide space to train the region’s next generation of tradespeople in the heavy-duty transportation sector. These individuals will include heavy-duty, transport trailer, diesel, and commercial transport mechanics as well as railway conductors and forklift operators.