Learn about jobs in trades

  • Why choose a career in trades?
  • Try a trade and learn about trades careers in high school

  1. Why choose a career in trades?

    Skilled trades workers:

    • are in high demand across Canada;
    • get paid well;
    • have jobs available due to retirement rates of the aging workforce;
    • are doing hands-on work;
    • have the opportunity to get paid while learning;
    • can study and work in Yukon; and
    • have access to funding as a Yukon resident to get certified as a journeyperson in many trades.

    Trades career options in Yukon

    Yukon recognizes and has designated 48 trades that we provide training for. This is outlined in the Apprentice Training Act

    Read the Trades Designated in Yukon information sheet to learn:

    • which trades are recognized in Yukon;
    • entrance requirements for trades;
    • what training is required; and
    • which trades have a Red Seal endorsement.

     

    To learn more about careers in the skilled trades and technology sector, visit Skills Canada Yukon.


    Visit Yukon Women in Trades and Technology to learn more about:

    • skilled trades programs for girls and women; and
    • initiatives to remove barriers to access and create equal opportunities for women in trades and technology.

    What is the Red Seal Program?

    The Red Seal Program sets the standards of skills of tradespeople across Canada. Red Seal exams are used to complete most apprenticeships or certifications.


  2. Try a trade and learn about trades careers in high school

     

    Learn more about introductory workshops for high school students, visit:

    Email coordinator@yukonwitt.org for more information about:

    • after-school skilled trades programs for girls; and 
    • in-school programming, 

    Through the Department of Education, rural high school students can take part in:

    • Rural Experiential Model (REM); and
    • Deep Dives Into the Trades.

     

    Some apprenticeship related credits may go towards your career-life exploration hours needed for the Career-Life Connections program. To learn more talk to your school counsellor.

    Apply for the apprenticeship program following the same eligibility requirements and application process as any other apprentice:

    • if you’re working in a designated trade; and
    • are 16 years or older.

Contact 

For questions or to book an apprenticeship orientation meeting, email apprenticeship@yukon.ca or phone 867-456-3867or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 3867.