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You can use this website to find our more about the essential skills required for Ontario tradespeople.
  • Research Essential Skills for 53 Red Seal trades.
  • Take online assessments to see how your skills measure up. There are assessments for each trade.
  • Build your skills with customized learning plans using free online materials.
Studies show that apprentices are eight times more likely to succeed in the trades if they have the Essential Skills they need. This website helps you build these skills.
General information plus a trades job database- you can register as a job seeker or an employer to post jobs. The job database is open to employers & job seekers in Peel/Halton-Dufferin, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara and Brant/Brantford-Haldiman-Norfolk area at present.
Thorough website with lots of info for individuals to research apprenticeship information. Visitors have the option to sort through info based on geographical region or by individual point of view.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is the only inclusive national body that brings together all players in apprenticeship training.
CAF-FCA works under the guidance of its Board of Directors, who represent every aspect of the apprenticeship community. Their work has brought to light a number of key issues that affect apprenticeship training - such as perceived barriers to training; the business case for apprenticeship; and the importance of promoting apprenticeship training as a valued and respected choice for post-secondary education.
This web site has information about careers in skilled trades and why choosing such careers make so much sense. Information is available for Youth, Educators, Parents, Employers and Media. Learn why apprenticeships and careers in skilled trades are excellent choices.
In 2009, legislation was passed to establish the Ontario College of Trades, a regulatory college that will modernize the province's apprenticeship and skilled trades system. The College will encourage more people to work in the trades and help the system better serve employers, skilled tradespeople, apprentices and consumers.
The Ontario Government website on Apprenticeship, OYAP, Training etc.
Apprenticeship and skilled trades information for the Construction sector.
Providing youth with insight into the Civil Construction industry and the many career opportunities that it provides, through increased public and government funding, knowledge and resources.
Excellent interactive information on pathways into trades and apprenticeship, wages and requirements
This website will enable you to learn more about apprenticeship, trades and Red Seal certification. You will also find a comparative chart of apprenticeship training programs across Canada.
Tons of information for the job seeker, employer, educator and info seeker!
Information on the competitions and other related skilled trade information including skill profiles and additional links.
A not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to young people and the continued prosperity of Ontario's industry.
This web site is an excellent resource for persons investigating a career or scholarship opportunities in the Motive power trades.
This website is a great place to start apprenticeship research!
Manufacturing Dead or Alive (video)
Is Manufacturing Dead or Alive? Check out the new world and skills required for manufacturing careers! Courtesy of the Workforce Planning Board- Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin.
Apprentice Search (video)
Check out the "how to" videos from
What are you planning to do with the rest of your life (video)
Career Exploration video for youth developed by the Work Force Planning Board of Waterloo, Wellington Dufferin and the School College Work Initiative - Grand Connections.