Mike Holmes is right: it is cool to be in the trades! Not only that, but did you know that skilled trades offer in-demand, recognized and well-paid careers? And did you know that in many skilled trades, apprenticeship training is a key step to becoming a certified tradesperson?
Canada faces a shortage of skilled tradespeople that is expected to grow as the population ages. For example, over the next seven years, the construction sector alone is projecting a need for 319,000 new workers. Skilled tradespeople support economic growth across the country.
That is why the Government is working with its partners to increase apprenticeship opportunities for Canadians. In doing so, it is promoting a highly skilled and mobile workforce.
Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan (EAP), the Government is investing $40 million per year in the Apprenticeship Completion Grant, complementing the already existing Apprenticeship Incentive Grant.
Did you know that over 300 apprenticeship training programs are currently available across Canada? Read the Apprenticeship Completion Grant page to find out more and to see if you are eligible for this grant.
Visit the EAP Support for Workers and the Unemployed page to learn more about EAP initiatives designed to help you get the skills and training you need to obtain well paying jobs in today’s competitive job market.