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
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.
For more information about skilled trades, visit the website of the Ontario College of Trades.
For more information about Power of Trades, please contact:
Power of Trades
240 Catherine Street, room 308
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5
Click to see our brochure.
Click here to see a list of frequently asked questions.
Power of Trades is funded in partnership with:
|Locations offering this program|
|Employment and Newcomer Services|
|Taggart Family Y|