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Skilled Trades

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Helping Apprentices

The Ontario government is making the skilled trades more accessible by investing an additional $75 million over the next two years to help apprentices cover living expenses during their in-class training. The government is also appointing a five-member Skilled Trades Panel to provide advice and recommendations to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development … Continue reading

Tools, Trades, Incentives

The Province of Ontario is making it easier for apprentices to pay for the tools of their trade. Click here to learn how you can apply for Ontario’s new, non-repayable Tools Grant.   Read Employment E-News – September 2020 – Helping You as the Economy Re-Open

Help for Youth in Trades

Ontario is investing $43 million in youth training programs to help them explore and start careers in the trades. The programs will help increase awareness and encourage youth to acquire the skills that will start them down the path to lifelong success while supporting Ontario’s economic recovery and future prosperity. Click for more information.   … Continue reading

Career in Skilled Trades

According to a Statistics Canada Report released in Fall 2019, it is increasingly difficult for Canadians to make a good living. Statistics indicate that more and more Canadian workers are holding low-paying jobs. In fact: “between 1998 and 2018, the proportion of employees earning minimum wage grew from 5.2% to 10.4%, with most of that … Continue reading

Skilled Labour Shortage

What does Canada’s skilled labour shortage mean for workers and employers? A 2018 ManpowerGroup survey indicated that 41% of employers had difficulty filling jobs and that the most in-demand jobs require post-secondary training but not necessarily a university degree. The top five hardest positions to fill in Canada for the last ten years include skilled … Continue reading

Youth Headed for Success

One of the many youth (15-29) served by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has chosen to turn his life around to a future of opportunity and success. After working minimum wage jobs with little or no future growth opportunity the youth chose to pursue a future in the high paying, high demand world of … Continue reading

Easier & Faster Route to Trades

In September 2019, the Ontario Government appointed Training and Skills Advisors to consult with Industry and Stakeholders to help make the skilled trades and apprenticeship system more user friendly. Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced that Adam Melnick and Andrew Pariser have been appointed as the new Training and Skills Advisors (TSAs) … Continue reading

Trades Shortages and Bias

According to a recent Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, women have made only marginal gains in the trades from 2008-2018. In 2008, 934,000 people in Canada were working in industrial, electrical and construction trades. Women accounted for only 34,600, or 3.7% of those positions. In 2018, the number of people working in the trades shrank … Continue reading

Demand in Trades

There is a huge demand for individuals in skilled trades – and the pay is higher than average. Earn $25-30/hour as a mason, carpenter, contractor or farmer. Learn more about trade positions that are in demand now!   Read Employment E-News – April 2019 – School is Almost Out! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Training in Trades

Have you considered work in the trades? Positions are available, the pay is good and training is available right here in the Durham Region. Durham College’s School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START) offers many programs including Automotive Technician, Crane Operation, Plumbing and Welding and more. Explore information about the programs offered and … Continue reading