Learn about the practices and initiatives underway across Canada to attract, prepare, upskill and support an incoming workforce into the skilled trades — including women. This year’s edition of Women in Trades unites the industry leaders who are supporting women in trades and showcases those who inspire others to pursue a rewarding career in the industry.
There’s still much to be done toward achieving gender parity in the skilled trades. Leading women in trades share their experiences and career advice.
CAF-FCA’s National Strategy for Supporting Women in the Trades and #CHAMPIONS4CHANGE campaign are forging an equitable future for women in the skilled trades.
LiUNA eliminates barriers for women in the trades, and builds a diverse and inclusive workforce whilst highlighting the opportunities in the skilled trades.
IBEW Canada is embracing and encouraging diversity in its membership and leadership through its latest initiative, IBEW Strong.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353 is proud to be a diverse and progressive union, supporting members with respect and opportunity.
Fleming College’s focus on recruiting and training women to study in its skilled trades programs is empowering students across Ontario.
St. Clair College in Windsor, ON, empowers women to explore new career paths through fully-funded skilled trades program.
The CWB Welding Foundation helps women access the opportunities that exist in welding and related trades, like training and networks.
The skilled trades and technologies face a daunting gender gap — one that Skills Ontario is helping to bridge through its Young Women’s Initiatives.
With all the efforts to promote careers in the construction industry and skilled trades in general, let’s not forget those we failed along the way.
WiRE sees opportunities for clean technologies and for underrepresented groups in all facets of the industry — including the skilled trades.
Addressing the climate crisis requires all hands on deck, and the trades in particular play a big role in creating a clean energy future.
As demand for green energy grows in Canada, so do the opportunities. Trades jobs in energy promise empowering, meaningful, and lucrative careers.
With a community of industry, educators, and female role models, Build a Dream helps your daughter find #HerPower and explore careers like skilled trades.