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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.

Advice from Leading Women in the Trades

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.

Women in Trades Need #CHAMPIONS4CHANGE

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.

A Skilled and Inclusive Workforce Building Stronger Communities

LiUNA eliminates barriers for women in the trades, and builds a diverse and inclusive workforce whilst highlighting the opportunities in the skilled trades.

Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in the Trades

IBEW Canada is embracing and encouraging diversity in its membership and leadership through its latest initiative, IBEW Strong.

A United Front for Progressive Change

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353 is proud to be a diverse and progressive union, supporting members with respect and opportunity.

Women in the Trades Are Rewiring the Future

Fleming College’s focus on recruiting and training women to study in its skilled trades programs is empowering students across Ontario.

Free Tuition and Paid Work Placements Lead to New Careers

St. Clair College in Windsor, ON, empowers women to explore new career paths through fully-funded skilled trades program.

Women Can Forge a Bright Future in Welding

The CWB Welding Foundation helps women access the opportunities that exist in welding and related trades, like training and networks.

How Skills Ontario Supports Women in the Skilled Professions

The skilled trades and technologies face a daunting gender gap — one that Skills Ontario is helping to bridge through its Young Women’s Initiatives.

Skilled Trades Need to Change to Prevent Homelessness

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 and the Future of Clean Technologies

WiRE sees opportunities for clean technologies and for underrepresented groups in all facets of the industry — including the skilled trades.

Women Power up Canada’s Nuclear Industry

Addressing the climate crisis requires all hands on deck, and the trades in particular play a big role in creating a clean energy future.

A Demand for Skilled Trades

As demand for green energy grows in Canada, so do the opportunities. Trades jobs in energy promise empowering, meaningful, and lucrative careers.

This Small Organization Helps Your Child #DreamBig

With a community of industry, educators, and female role models, Build a Dream helps your daughter find #HerPower and explore careers like skilled trades.

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