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Certified Trade Skills

Canada is ahead of many countries in their attempt to tackle trade skills shortages but demand continues to outstrip supply, a position that’s likely to persist in the future. Skills Provision tracks market demand, offering quality solutions to companies and candidates alike.

Canadian Workers

Workers seeking certified trade skill jobs have a lot of ground to cover. Listed below are examples of opportunities that constantly arise.


The construction industry is always active. We’ve noticed a significant increase in the amount of vacancies for the following positions:

  • Electrical, plumbing and refrigeration
  • Brick masonry
  • Sheet metal work and welding
  • Carpentry and cabinet making
  • Landscaping and architectural design


Whilst some areas of the manufacturing sector have suffered, others, in highly technical areas have grown, these include:

  • Machining
  • Robotics
  • Mechanics


The services industry is always in need of creative, skilled workers:

  • Cookery and restaurant services
  • Hairstyling
  • Fashion and design


While the automotive sector has crashed and been rebuilt, maintenance and repair are as important now as they have ever been:

  • Automotive service and repair, especially franchised mechanics
  • Aircraft and heavy equipment maintenance

Information Technology (IT)

As technology continues to advance, demand for skilled operators is high:

  • Animation, graphic design and web development
  • IT software, hardware and network support

Please note, if candidates have gained qualifications outside of Canada they will need to get their skills recognised by a Canadian evaluation service. These departments will require copies of documentation to compare with local standards. The process consists of an evaluation, a questionnaire and an assessment of past experience. In some areas, there may be differences between the qualifications held and those required. To that end, workers may be required to upgrade skills or carry out additional training.

Until skills are professionally recognised employers will not take a direct interest in a candidate’s application. Please note once skills are recognised a candidate is only part of the way there. Following this process an employer will need to provide an offer of employment, rubber stamped by the government. This process is costly; hence local employers naturally exhaust local avenues before approaching specialist recruiters.

Whilst potential migrant workers are likely to encouraged by visa agents to acquire a visa upfront, be warned this is a high risk strategy,  and one to be avoided as no jobs are guaranteed.

For employers committed to a program of filling certified traded skill jobs internationally, Skills Provision is on-hand to assist. We do however require the following information:

  1. A job description
  2. Contract synopsis
  3. Evidence of government approval to recruit
  4. A snapshot description of the company

For more information on our services please read through our website or contact us via our online forms, emailing or calling +44 (0) 2079890750.