Due to baby boomer retirements and an aging population, Canada is facing a serious skilled labour shortage. A number of sources predict the demand for skilled trades people will accelerate in coming years.
- The Globe and Mail reported that Canada faces a shortage of one million tradespeople by 2020.
- The Conference Board of Canada has estimated that Ontario will face a shortage of 190,000 skilled workers by 2020, projected to rise to 560,000 by 2030.
- Ontario is losing out on as much as $24.3 billion in economic activity annually because employers cannot find people with the skills they need to innovate and grow in today's economy, according to the Conference Board of Canada.
At Conestoga, our focus is on teaching and learning and preparing you for career success. Our programs, developed in partnership with industry and community leaders, reflect Ontario's changing job market and provide you with many hands-on opportunities to build the skills and knowledge that today's employers are seeking.
Conestoga College is one of the largest Apprenticeship Training Delivery Agents (TDA) in Ontario, with more than 4,000 apprentices registered in 29 apprenticeship deliveries. The delivery of career-focused programs has earned Conestoga the honour of being consistently rated as one of Ontario's top colleges.