The best way to find a job in the trades is talk to every trades person you can find and ask them about their work. The second best way is to do research so when you talk to tradespeople and employers you will stand out. Here are the best links to find information on trades.
Provincial Apprenticeship Authorities
- Alberta – Apprenticeship and Industry Training: https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/
- British Columbia – Industry Training Authority: https://www.itabc.ca/
- Manitoba – Apprenticeship Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/apprenticeship/index.html
- New Brunswick – Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Branch: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/Skills/content/ApprenticeshipAndTrades.html
- Newfoundland and Labrador – Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division: https://www.gov.nl.ca/atcd/
- Northwest Territories – Apprenticeship, Trades and Occupations: https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/en/services/apprenticeship-trade-and-occupation-certification
- Nova Scotia – Apprenticeship Training and Skill Development: https://www.nsapprenticeship.ca/
- Nunavut – Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification: https://www.gov.nu.ca/family-services/information/supports-apprentices-and-their-employers-sa
- Ontario – Skilled Trades Ontario: https://www.skilledtradesontario.ca/apprenticeship/
- Prince Edward Island – Apprenticeship Section: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/economic-growth-tourism-and-culture/apprenticeship-program
- Quebec – Centre administratif de la qualification professionnelle: https://www.inforoutefpt.org/
- Saskatchewan -Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission: https://saskapprenticeship.ca/
- Yukon – Apprenticeship Training: https://yukon.ca/en/education-and-schools/apprentices-and-trades
General apprentice links
- Apprentice Search – The best site for potential apprentices to find out what trades would be good for them.
- Apprentice School in BC – For finding apprenticeship programs in BC.
- Trade Schools – Directory of Trade Schools across Canada.
- Trades and Apprenticeship Information – Directory for information on trades and apprenticeships across Canada.
Red Seal Exam Prep Links
- Ace Trades and Technical Institute: https://www.atticanada.com/
Ashton College: https://www.ashtoncollege.ca/department/red-seal-trades/
Power Engineering Authority Links
Technical Safety BC: https://www.technicalsafetybc.
- ABSA (Alberta Boilers Safety Association): http://www.absa.ca
- Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan: http://www.tsask.ca/
- Mechanical and Engineering Branch of Manitoba: http://www.firecomm.gov.mb.ca/itsm_power_eng.html
- Ontario Technical Standards & Safety Authority: https://www.tssa.org/en/index.
- Newfoundland and Labrador Engineering and Inspections Division: https://www.gov.nl.ca/aesl/app/powerengineering/
- New Brunswick Technical Inspection Services: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.1415.Power_Engineer_Licences.html
- Nova Scotia Public Safety: https://novascotia.ca/lae/equipmentsafety/engineer.asp
Northwest Territory Public Works and Services, Electrical/ Mechanical Inspections: https://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/en
- Nunavut Public & Business Services, Safety Services: https://www.gov.nu.ca/
community-and-government- services/information/safety- services
Job Hunting Sites
- Beacon Community Services – Community-based, non-profit and employment services agency, serving unemployed and under-employed residents of the Saanich Peninsula, the Southern Gulf Islands and Saanich.
- Directory of Recruiters – List of recruiters in Canada.
- Jobpostings.ca – Canada’s student job site.
- Workopolis – Canada’s biggest job site.
- Work BC – British Columbia Job Search Directory.