Have you ever considered a career in the Skilled Trades? This site is designed to help provide you with additional information about a career in skilled trades.
Did you know that in FIRST, you are already learning skills that can apply to many skilled trades? Click here to learn more.
Hear from FIRST Canada Alumnus, Elizabeth Moses and Superintendent of Education, Morris Hucal about how FIRST can help shape your career. You can also check out our Leaders in STEM and Skilled Trades Roundtables here
Explore career opportunities in skilled trades below and take the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum Trades Explorer quiz to see which skilled trade might be right for you!
Careers in Skilled Trades
Skilled Trades in Ontario fall into four sectors; Construction, Industrial, Motive Power, and Service. Click on the images below to discover 144 different career opportunities.
More about Skilled Trades
- What are the Skilled Trades? (Source: Careers in Trades)
- FIRST Event Partners that offer post-secondary programs in Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships
- Skilled Trades in Ontario Schools (Source: Government of Ontario)
- By 2025, 1 in 5 new jobs in Ontario is expected to be in trade-related occupations. (Source: Government of Ontario)
- These Careers Pay Solid Salaries, Even While You’re Training (Source: Maclean’s Magazine)
- Here’s where Canadians are finding well paid jobs in the Trades (Source: CBC News)
- Apprenticeship in Ontario (Source: Government of Ontario)
- Apprenticeship: Your Career Starts NOW! A Guide to Careers in the Skilled Trades (Source: Careers in Trades)
- Apprenticeship programs offer opportunities to earn while you learn (Source: Careers in Trades)