It’s time to honour the work!
A career in the skilled trades is full of potential. With more than 300 designated trades to choose from, an exciting and in-demand vocation is calling.
Honour the Work serves to shine a spotlight on incredible Canadian organizations and opportunities which can support and guide your path to the skilled trades.
How we can help
We learn through experience. Discover free programs for children, high school students, adults and educators across Canada. Explore our curated collection of tools and resources to help inform and inspire meaningful career choices.
Make an impact leave a legacy
Apprenticeship is the first step to a career of possibilities. Learn your craft on the job. Gain valuable and transferrable skills. Address climate change through your work. And if you dream of starting your own business, working in the skilled trades provides many opportunities to develop entrepreneurship.
More than just hammers and hard hats
Do you like video games? Are you tech savvy? Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D modelling, and robotics are innovating how we work.
Meet Spot! Spot provides efficient, autonomous data collection for construction. It accurately and frequently captures the reality of the job site and acts on valuable data insights.
Follow your passion
Find a program
Skilled trades people master their craft, are fulfilled by their work and have financially rewarding careers.
- Canada needs hundreds of thousands of skilled trades workers!
- Wondering about the apprenticeship process?
- Looking for a tool to help you determine which skilled trade is right for you?
Click to learn more about the profession you have been searching for.
Tuition free skilled trades programs exist coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Use your postal code to find one near you.
Did you know that there are many financial incentives to study a trade?
- Earn while you learn on a jobsite
- Qualify for Employment Insurance (EI) while in school
- Apply for grants, bursaries, scholarships and tax credits
Find your financial supports today.
Searching for employment opportunities near you?
Here are tools to help.
Resources to help you get started
Explore STEAM projects, books, free regional programs and coloring pages to inspire your students to learn with their head and their hands.
Have you imagined a career where you
- Are never bored?
- Are physically active?
- Can work anywhere in the country?
- Are continuously developing new skills?
- Graduate from post-secondary debt free?
- Have the potential to earn a six-figure income?
- Have opportunities to take on new challenges and roles throughout your career?
- Feel a sense of purpose as you live out your values and contribute to building your community?
Find the resources you need to begin a career in the skilled trades!
Find skilled trades organizations, as well as programs for educators, adults and youth, in your region.
Explore the growing array of STEAM and ACE books, videogames and board games for children and adults.