Posting of News Items Relevant to Women in the Canadian Construction Industry.
  • 10 Oct 2013 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Right now in Nova Scotia, women make up 19% of the tech-based workforce and only 5% of the skilled trades workforce. With women making up 47% of Nova Scotia's workforce a reality of a shortage of 1 million skilled  workers by 2020, it is clear that more women are needed in the skilled trades and technologies.

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  • 13 Sep 2013 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    The 2012 Success Strategies for Women in Trades Forum was developed by the Women’s Access to Trades Network, a collaboration of Ontario-based individuals and organizations dedicated to accelerating women’s participation in the trades, to increase women’s access to good jobs and decrease their risk of poverty.

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  • 03 Jul 2013 1:58 PM | Anonymous

    Young women will be key in the federal government’s solution to close the skilled trades gap outlined in the most recent budget, said  Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women, Susan Truppe, speaking at Algonquin College Thursday.

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  • 03 Jul 2013 1:44 PM | Anonymous

    Apprenticeship News and Resources

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  • 11 Jun 2013 3:48 PM | Anonymous

    The Review Panels have recently released decisions on the journeyperson to apprentice ratios for the following trades:

    • Painter and decorator Br 1- Commercial and Residential; Painter and decorator Br2 - Industrial
    • Plumber; Steamfitter
    • Refrigeration and air conditioning systems mechanic; Residential air conditioning systems mechanic
    • Residential (low rise) sheet metal installer; Sheet metal worker

    To read the College's News Release, please visit our website at:Ontario College of Trades

  • 04 Jun 2013 3:39 PM | Anonymous
    See the Bursary section of the CAWIC site at for more details on how to apply for these wonderful opportunities.
  • 03 Jun 2013 10:30 PM | Anonymous

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