Do you Measure Up?
Maybe you'd like to find out what skills you have. This information might influence your career or learning choices. Although this is an informal test, it will give you a good idea of how your skills match the ones described in more than 200 occupations posted at HRSDC's Essential Skills site.
Links to a variety of websites providing the necessary clothing, tools and equipment for the trade
Health & Safety on the Job:
A series of websites designed by various Ministries, Boards and groups to educate workers on the importance of health & safety in the workplace.
Resources for Evaluating Training:
Are you considering taking a training course? Or do you want help from one of the employment assistance programs offered in your community? Are you feeling lost and overwhelmed? This section links you to a variety of options and helps you map through the questions you have.
Resources for Foreign Trained Professionals:
Are you a newcomer to Canada and looking for help in finding a job or apprenticeship, transferring your education and experience from aboard or settling into Ontario?
Resources for Women in Skilled Trades:
Are you a woman considering a career in the skilled trades? Check out these links for information exclusively for females entering and working in the skilled trades.
If you are interested in other possible skilled trade-related jobs, this link is an area on our website where employers often post 'non-apprenticeable' and other trade-related job openings not found in our database.
Resources from the Ontario Government:
Get information about programs and incentives offered by the Ontario government to help make apprenticeship easier for employers and applicants.
Resources for Job Seekers:
Want to narrow your job search? Need help writing that perfect resume or cover letter? These resources are all available for job seekers looking to get some clarity on what direction to go and how to get started!
The Holmes Foundation:
The mission of The Holmes Foundation is to ensure that all residential renovation and construction in Canada is done right–the first time; the foundation supports the training of youth in the skilled trades, through apprenticeships, scholarships and bursaries.