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EVENT | Jun 21 2023

Skilled Trades Career Pathway Open House

Join and Skills Canada Ontario for a day of learning, development, and networking to boost your skilled trades job search.

Whether you just started exploring skilled trades opportunities, or are ready to connect directly with employers, this event welcomes all members of the community and aims to assist you in taking the next steps towards your skilled trades career goals.

Mark your calendar for June 21 or 22, and make the connections that will fuel your skilled trades success!

Event Details:

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, June 22, 2023

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

*Open House

Food and refreshments will be provided.


5230 South Service Road, Unit 200, Burlington, ON, L7L 5K2

Event Overview:

  • Meet Job Coaches for on-the-spot job coaching, resume support, and elevator pitch practice.
  • Visit Skills Canada Ontario's Trades and Tech Truck for a hands-on skilled trades experience.
  • Connect with top employers and industry leaders in the skilled trades.
  • Participate in a tool demonstration with Ryobi Tools.
  • Discover skilled trades employment programs and support offered by and Skills Canada Ontario, including tool and equipment subsidies.

Register now using the form below:

NEWS | FEB 24 2023

Gateway To The Trades Open House was thrilled to welcome skilled trades job seekers, employers, partners and government stakeholders to their Burlington offices for our Gateway to the Trades Open House.

This two-day event provided future skilled trades professionals with the opportunity to build their network and their knowledge of the skilled trades pathway, with a focus on connecting to opportunities for meaningful and rewarding employment in the trades.

At we are very fortunate to work with some amazing champions in the skilled trades landscape that are doing great things and are incredibly knowledgeable - and we’d like to thank them all for joining us to make this event a success.

Melissa Young, CEO and Registrar of Skilled Trades Ontario joined us to share her expertise and promote the skilled trades as a career of choice.

Skills Ontario brought their Trades and Tech Truck to give participants a hands-on skilled trades experience.

Ryobi Tools representatives provided tool demonstrations to participants, and multiple local employers participated in a panel highlighting the opportunities available in the trades.

And a number of employers supported us by generously taking the time out of their day to participate in our industry panel and to network with participants. Including: Stephen Hewitt, Owner Operator of MIDAS at the Brampton and Mississauga Locations, Britannia Fleet Services, Thermo King Eastern Canada, Boilermakers Union Local 128, Axiom Trades and ARyamond Canada.

Read the full recap of the event here!

It’s so important to us that we create a culture that supports individuals who are pursuing careers in the skilled trades - and this week was a great example of how this can be done when we all work together!


You can register for Gateway to the Trades here, and make sure to register on to be the first to hear about our upcoming events!

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