Skilled Trades are in high demand, learn more today about the opportunities that await in the county.


How important are Skilled Trades?

Skilled trades play an important role in our economy and our society. Think about it, the sector touches almost every aspect of our lives from the homes we live in, to the cars we drive, to the food we eat. Canada depends on the work of skilled trades and needs skilled tradespeople.


Among Ontario’s many occupations and career paths, the government has designated 144 recognized trades with apprenticeship programs. These recognized trades offer career opportunities in every region of the province within key industries to include mechanical, electrical, automotive, manufacturing, building and service.

Trades in Ontario have different requirements depending on whether they are compulsory trades or non-compulsory trades and in trades with exams, you can earn a Certificate of Qualification. Certificates of Qualification are valued by employers and for some trades it is possible to get a Red Seal endorsement. The Red Seal Program is national program that sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespeople across Canada. The Red Seal endorsement promotes excellence to employers, instills pride in skilled workers, and facilitates labour mobility.



Skilled Trade Jobs

For those in Skilled Trades, there are a number of employers who are likely looking for your skills!

Parent Information

Parents and youth have stated they believe that skilled trades job opportunities in Canada are limited, but job options in the trades are growing

Employers!  Are you looking for exposure for your trade?

Do you find it hard to hire qualified people?

Sign up to be involved in our Trades Dufferin initiative.



Students / Adults!

Looking for a Career or a Change?

Want to explore Skilled Trades?

Sign up to learn more about our Dream Dufferin event.