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What is a Skilled Trade and what are the benefits of learning one?

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

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.

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

Why choose a career in the trades?

  • Contribute to the growth of the Yukon.
  • Earn while you learn
  • Trades and Technology Training is eligible for funding.
  • Women Apprentices in underrepresented Red Seal Trades are eligible to apply for additional funding.
  • Opens doors to diverse career opportunities

How can you help youth learn more?
  • Tell them about Skills Canada! Show them our website or social media, and encourage them to reach out and talk to us.
  • If you're a teacher, email us to book programs or presentations about Trades & Technology and apprenticeships.
  • Tradespeople and individuals with experience in Trades and Technology can start a Skills Club, funded by Skills Yukon and facilitated by you!
  • Do you work with another organization that caters to youth in the Yukon? Email us so we can discuss if there are opportunities to partner on programming.
What is the path to a career in the skilled trades?
Links to learn more about Skilled Trades & apprenticeship

Helpful resources:

Explore the trades:

Are you a student?

What is a Skilled Trade and why should you learn one?

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.

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.

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

Why choose a career in the Trades?

  • Contribute to the growth of the Yukon.
  • Earn while you learn
  • Trades and Technology Training is eligible for funding.
  • Opens doors to diverse career opportunities

How to decide if a Trade is right for you?

Check below for links to helpful resources to help you explore even more!

Want to learn even more? Check out our programs!

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 starting an Apprenticeship in Trades & Technology?

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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