Promoting skilled trades
and technologies in Ontario since 1989.

Skills Work!


Jump start a career in the Skilled Trades and Technologies

Pathways to Apprenticeships

There are many ways to start an apprenticeship – and even get a head start while still in high school !


Communication & Technology

  • Electronic Service Technicians
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician
  • Graphic Designers
  • Internet Web Page Designers
  • Network Cabling Specialists
  • TV Video Production Specialists
  • Drafting Technologists
  • Water Resource Technologist


  • Brick and Stone Masons
  • Cabinetmakers
  • Crane Operator
  • Electricians
  • Gas Fitters/Gas Technicians
  • General Carpenters
  • Glazier and Metal Mechanics
  • HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Mechanics
  • Landscape Horticulturist Technicians
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • Sheet Metal Workers


  • Powerline Technicians
  • Nuclear Operator
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Environmental Technicians

Manufacturing & Industrial

  • General Machinists
  • Industrial Mechanics (Millwrights)
  • Industrial Electricians
  • CNC Machinists
  • Mechatronics Technicians
  • Tool and Die Makers
  • Tool Operators
  • Welders


  • Bakers
  • Cooks and Chefs
  • Designers: Fashion, Interior and Theater
  • Florists
  • Health and Safety Technicians
  • Hairstylists
  • Restaurant Services

Motive Power & Transportation

  • Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics
  • Automotive Painters
  • (Automotive) Partspersons
  • Automotive Service Technicians
  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians
  • Small Engine Mechanics
  • Truck and Coach Mechanics

This online publication is made possible through the generous support of our Platinum Sponsor, Humber College


Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Job Futures

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code Working in Canada

Career and Trade Association Websites listed throughout this booklet

Revised 2013