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Looking to enter the skilled trades in Canada? Well, you’re in the right place. We have compiled some of the most in-demand skilled trades jobs in Canada. If you are looking to continue your career in Canada.

1. Mason

Average hourly wage for jobs posted on Indeed: $24.70 per hour

Growth in demand on indeed (2016 to 2017): 133%!

Education/credentials required: Certificate, apprenticeship

Outlook: Those interested in becoming a Concrete Mason will find the most demand in Manitoba. Nova Scotia, B.C. and Ontario are runners-up as they offer a fair demand, according to the Government of Canada’s Job Bank.

 

2. Journeyman carpenter

Average hourly wage  jobs posted on Indeed: $29.45 per hour

Growth in demand on indeed (2016 to 2017): 120%

Education/credentials required: Certificate, apprenticeship

Outlook: Journeyman carpenters are most in demand in B.C. at the moment. This is followed by Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, P.E.I., Northwest Territories and the Yukon as they offer fair demand outlooks.

 

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3. General contractor

Average hourly wage for jobs posted on Indeed: $23.24 per hour

Growth in demand on indeed (2016 to 2017): 111%

Education/credentials required: Apprenticeship, construction management degree or certificate

Outlook: General contractors will find demand in almost every province and territory in Canada – the most demand being in Manitoba, B.C., Ontario and Nunavut. The least demand can be found in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

4. HVAC installer

Average hourly wage for jobs posted on Indeed: $26.44 per hour

Growth in demand on indeed (2016 to 2017): 77%

Education/credentials required: Certificate, apprenticeship

Outlook: Quebec, Saskatchewan and B.C. are the three provinces that are in need of HVAC installers the most, followed by Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario.

 

5. Plumber

Average hourly wage for jobs posted on Indeed: $26.58 per hour

Growth in demand on indeed (2016 to 2017): 27%

Education/credentials required: Certificate, apprenticeship

Outlook: Plumbers will have the most success in P.E.I. as demand is highest in the province. Manitoba, B.C., Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec all see fair demand.

6. Electrician

Average hourly wage for jobs posted on Indeed: $30.32 per hour

Growth in demand on indeed (2016 to 2017): 17%

Education/credentials required: Certificate, apprenticeship

How to get started in the skilled trades

Build ON is a pre-arrival program funded by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada, offering free information and orientation services to prospective immigrants preparing for work in Ontario. They offer specialized information on the skilled trades. Whether you have a background in the skilled trades, or are a professional with interest in exploring an alternative career, Build ON is there to ease your integration into the Canadian workplace!  

The program is made available to individuals who have received approval to immigrate to Canada, and are still located outside of the country. Upon registration, eligible clients gain access to an online User Dashboard, one-on-one consultation with our Build ON Employment Consultants, and virtual connections with a mentor in their field of interest. Through these services, you can expect to learn about Canadian Workplace Culture, Job Search Strategies, Resume Writing tips, Labour Market information, Skilled Trades certification, and much more.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Build ON website today for more information: https://www.buildonbatit.com/en/Our-Services/What-we-do

Wish to register? Visit the Build ON website for registration: https://www.buildonbatit.com/en/home