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. To view complete lists of apprenticeable trades that qualify, click the sector below:
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 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|