Skilled Trades Ontario Canada

What Are Skilled Trades In Canada?

Posted by Prepare for Canada on Jul 26, 2016 3:46:42 PM


Topics: working in canada


One of the the first things that newcomers have to do when coming to Canada is find work.  A lot of immigrants coming to Ontario looking for employment are unsure of exactly what to do next.  Even if they want to continue a career in their chosen field, it can be difficult to know where to start.

A great option for a lot of newcomers is the skilled trades sector.  This is available to those with lots of work experience, a little bit, or no experience at all. Skilled trades are “hands-on”, manual jobs in a wide variety of industry sectors.  If you are looking for employment in Ontario, then there are more than 150 trades that you could be an ideal fit for.  These trades can be grouped together into four main skilled trade categories:

  • Construction Careers
  • Motive Power Opportunities
  • Industrial Jobs
  • Service



If you are looking to join the skilled trades sector in Ontario, watching the free recording of the Build ON webinar is the first step to a well paid career in Canada.

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You can find the list of all Skilled Trades and their job descriptions on the Ontario College of Trades website.  Some examples of some of the most common skilled trades in Ontario are:

  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • General Carpenter
  • Brick and Stone Mason
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Auto Body Repairer
  • Truck and Coach Technician
  • Welder
  • Machinist
  • Chef/Baker
  • Hairstylist

Build ON provides information on your career pathway into the trades in Ontario!