Career Pathways

Skilled Trades

This path includes occupations that require hands-on work and specialty knowledge and training such as metalworking, auto assembly, motive power and machining.

Computer Aided Design CAD
Data entry software
Micrometers
Generators
CNC Machining
Milling machines
Calipers
Drill presses
Lathe machines
Troubleshooting
Repairing
Electronic design software
Operating system software
Product design
Battery knowledge
Advanced materials

Speaking
Critical Thinking
Active Listening
Monitoring
Coordination
Quality Control Analysis
Judgment and Decision Making

Courses and Certificates

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Algonquin College
Welding and Fabrication Techniques
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (formerly AutoCAD)
Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) (Apprenticeship)
Trades Entrepreneurship
Trades Leadership
Trades Management
Truck and Coach Technician (Apprenticeship)
Welding and Fabrication Techniques (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)
Canadore College

Mechanical Techniques – Machinist
Fundamentals of CAD
Introduction to Project Management
Project Leadership

Centennial College

Trades Foundations – Motive Power
Trades Foundations – Motive Power

Collège Boréal

Mechanical Techniques

Conestoga College

Pre-Apprenticeship Welder
Welder (apprenticeship)
Welding Techniques
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Apprenticeship)
Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Millwright
General Machinist (Apprenticeship)

Confederation College

Mechanical Techniques
Pre-Technology – Trades Stream
Welding Techniques

Durham College

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Fanshawe College

Welding Techniques

George Brown College

Electromechanical Technician
Electronics Technician
Robotics Technician
TIG Welding Fundamentals
Welding Fundamentals
Welding Techniques
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Automation Integration Rockwell
Automation Technician
Mechanical Techniques
Programmable Logic Controllers

Georgian College

Welding Techniques
Electronics Technician
Mechanical Techniques – Small Engine Mechanic
Project Management
AutoCAD Introduction
Diversity and Inclusion
Developing Effective Teams
Leadership
Critical Thinking in Practice
Quality Management
Intro to Project Management

Humber College

AutoCAD Design
Electromechanical PLC Programming
Electromechanical Robotics
Welding Techniques
Mechanical Techniques – Millwright

Lambton College

Welding Techniques

Loyalist College
Welding and Fabrication Technician
Mechanical Techniques
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship
Motive Power Fundamentals – Parts and Counter Personnel
Project Management
Mohawk College

Fluid Power
Fuel Technician Certification and Examinations
Instrumentation and Control
Mechanical Techniques (Welding and Fabrication)
Welder
Industrial Electrician
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Mechanical Techniques (Electrical Monitoring and Systems)
AutoCAD Design
Mechanical Techniques (Advanced Manufacturing Operations)
Mechanical Design

Niagara College

Welder Apprenticeship
Welding Techniques
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship
Electrical Techniques
Mechanical Techniques (General Machinist)
Metal Fabricator (Fitter) Apprenticeship
Pre-Technology
Welder Apprenticeship
AutoCAD Operator

Northern College

Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Millwright
Welding Design – International

Sault College

Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Maintenance (Millwright)
Mechanical Techniques – Millwright (Fort Frances)
Project Management (Part Time Continuing Education)
Welding Techniques
Welding Techniques (Fort Frances)

Sheridan College

Welding and Fabrication Techniques
Techniques
Computer Aided Design

Siemens

Mechatronics Systems Certification

St. Clair College

Welding Techniques
General Machinist
Machine Operators

St. Lawrence College

General Machinist (Apprenticeship)
Automotive Service Technician
Industrial Electrician – Apprenticeship
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Project Management

Stanford International College

Welder Training (FT, PT)

Canadian Welding Skills

Entry Level Multi Process Welder (FT, PT)

General Welding School

Comprehensive Welding
General Welding
Industrial Welding
Pipe Welding

Institute of Machine Tool Technology

Automation & Industrial Electrician

LJP Skills Training

General Welding Skills
Pipe Welding
Pipe Welding for Welders
Professional Pipe Welding Plus

Vector Institute

AI Certificate Courses

Communitech

Communication and Leadership Courses

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST)

Computer skills
Enhanced Language Training for Internationally Trained Professionals

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

Lean Manufacturing Courses
Safety Courses

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
Welders and related machine operators
Millwrights and industrial mechanics
PLC Programmer
Industrial electricians

Government of Canada Job Bank

Employer Resources

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Co-operative Education Tax Credit

Refundable tax credit for businesses that employ post-secondary students enrolled in a qualifying co-operative program.

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Employment Insurance Work-sharing Program

Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while their employer recovers.

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OVIN Talent Edge

OVIN Talent Edge provides subsidies for SMEs to acquire talent

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Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

The program provides wage subsidies to employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.

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Discover Ability Network (OCC)

Discover Ability is a free online portal and resource that connects Ontario businesses directly to people with disabilities. The online portal connects employers directly with persons with disabilities seeking employment, includes a 6-step guide acts as a great resource for employers, and provides answers to any questions employers may have when hiring—and retaining—employees with disabilities.

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Employment Ontario – Employment Services Network

Information about training programs, wage incentives and other recruitment support is provided at the Employment Ontario Network website. These organizations facilitate apprenticeships by providing signing and completion incentives.

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Canada Ontario Jobs Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant will fund, 5/6 of a worker’s eligible training costs, to a maximum of $10,000/per employee for employers with less than 100 employees. For larger employers with 100 or more employees, funding is set at 50% up to $10k per trainee.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP)

School-to-work transition program available to students in Grades 11 and 12. Students earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades. Screening and hiring at no cost to employer.

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Student Work Placement Program

The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study. Employers can receive:

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program/Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

For employers who have been unable to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents for job openings, the TFWP makes it possible to hire workers from abroad. Employers might also find a qualified foreign worker already in Canada, such as a foreign worker who is about to complete a job contract with another employer or a foreign national holding an open work permit that allows the employee to work for any employer in Canada.

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WIL Digital Subsidy

ICTC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students in ICT.

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Career Ready

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) and Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA) offers a program to help close the skilled trades gap in the Machine, Tool, Die & Mould (MTDM) sector, in support of the auto manufacturing industry.

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) — Youth Employment Program

Provides Funding to hire students

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Mitacs Accelerate

Supports employers access top-ranked research talent

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Ontario Job Creation Partnerships

Work experience program for unemployed job seekers in Ontario

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GO Talent

Connect with international IT professionals immigrating to Canada

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The Vector Digital Talent Hub

Connects employers with talent in machine learning

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Guide for Mentoring Students

Guide for federal public service departments and agencies to mentoring students

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Manufacturing Recovery Support Program

Sessions focused on overcoming the impacts of the pandemic on the industry

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Experiential and Work-Integrated Learning

Connects employers/community partners to talent pipelines to create a future-ready workforce

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Becoming a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Diversity and Inclusion Readiness Scale

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Equity in the Workplace

Reference tools, learning materials and short videos to support employers in building a diverse workforce

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Leadership Accord on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Public commitment by Canadian employers, educators, unions, associations and governments to promote workforce diversity within their organisations

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From Disability to Inclusion

Resource Kit for Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities (focused on electricity sector but can be used for reference)

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Advancing Gender Equality

Webinar series on advancing gender equality in the workplace

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NEADS – Funding to Accommodate Employees with Disabilities

List of links to information on federal and provincial funds designed to help prepare individuals with disabilities for the workforce

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Hire an Apprentice

How to take on an apprentice and how it benefits you as an employer

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