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What is a Skilled Trade?

Skilled trades refers to professions that require specialized knowledge and hands on work. Training for a skilled trade includes on the job work and in class learning at a technical school. Yukon recognizes and designates 48 trades within the territory.

For a full list of trades, including entrance requirements & apprenticeship training information, click here.

Why choose a career in the trades?
  • Contribute to the infrastructure of the Territory including roads, buildings, homes, and the service industry
  • Earn while you learn
  • Financially rewarding
  • Yukon residents have the opportunity to access funding to help with the cost of training
  • Job security
  • Opens doors to diverse career opportunities

What is the path to a career in the skilled trades?
An Apprenticeship is a pathway to a career in a skilled trade. An apprenticeship consists of on the job training from a trained professional - while getting paid - and learning at a technical school.
Links to learn more about skilled trades & apprenticeship

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What is a Skilled Trade?

Skilled trades refers to professions that require specialized knowledge and hands on work. Training for a skilled trade includes on the job work and in class learning at a technical school. Yukon recognizes and designates 48 trades within the territory.

For a full list of trades, including entrance requirements & apprenticeship training information, click here.

How to decide if a trade is right for you?

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Why choose a career in the trades?

Contribute to the infrastructure of the Territory including roads, buildings, homes, and the service industry

  • Earn while you learn
  • Financially rewarding
  • Yukon residents have the opportunity to access funding to help with the cost of training
  • Job security
  • Opens doors to diverse career opportunities
What are the steps to getting into a trade?
An Apprenticeship is a pathway to a career in a skilled trade. An apprenticeship consists of on the job training from a trained professional - while getting paid - and learning at a technical school.

Links to learn more about trades & apprenticeship

Helpful resources:

Explore the trades:

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