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Skilled Trades

Like the rest of Canada, Northwestern Ontario is facing an urgent shortage of skilled trades people. Many businesses and industries in the region are looking for workers with skilled trades talent and experience.

Skilled trades for the construction, transportation and industrial sectors are in particularly high demand including: electricians, carpenters, plumbers, welders, heavy equipment operators, painters, technicians, machinists, ironworkers, drillers and more.

Skilled trades offer fulfilling jobs and higher than average wages. If you have a skilled trade and are underemployed, there is great opportunity for you to find a challenging new career and lifestyle in Northwestern Ontario. Our regional job bank is a good place to start your job search. We also recommend contacting employers directly to ask about current job vacancies.

If you want to immigrate to Canada to pursue a skilled trades career, a new Federal Skilled Trades Program is now open for Permanent Resident applications in 2013-2014.  There are currently 26 jobs in-demand listed that have no limits for the number of foreign applications. Minimum requirements include a job offer, basic language proficiency and two years experience. Visit Citizenship & Immigration Canada to apply or learn more.

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