What is Power of Trades?
Power of Trades offers pre-employment training and support for immigrants who want to work in the skilled trades. All services are offered at no cost to participants.
The program includes:
- Six weeks of in-class, non-technical training
- Orientation to skilled trades and apprenticeships
- Access to in-demand certification (WHMIS, Service Excellence, etc.)
- Work towards earning your Ontario Secondary School Diploma
- Three-week work placement in your trade following your training
- Ongoing individualized job search support
Individualized Consultation (ongoing)
Specialized one-on-one employment consultation for job seekers
Available by referral to any client of employment or settlement services in Ottawa-Gatineau
Services for Employers (ongoing)
Help with staffing needs
Access to job fairs and customized hiring sessions
Access to a large pool of pre-screened candidates of all skill levels in all four trade sectors
No-risk co-op placements with pre-screened mature learners
What are the skilled trades?
Skilled trades are jobs which are very “hands-on”. There can be great opportunities for career advancement, high salary and self-employment. There are 4 sectors of trades, each with diverse career opportunities: construction, motive power, industrial, and service. Click here to see a complete list of apprenticeable trades that qualify. For more information about skilled trades, visit the website of the Ontario College of Trades.
Power of Trades
180 Argyle Ave. 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B7
YMCA-YWCA staff will contact you to book an interview and language assessment within one to two days of receiving your application.
Click to see our brochure!
Click here to download the application form. (this session will be delivered in French)
Click here to see a list of frequently asked questions.
Power of Trades is funded in partnership with:
|Locations offering this program|
|Employment, Enterprise and Newcomer Services|
|Taggart Family Y|