“Ontario is facing the largest labour shortage in a generation, which means when you have a job in the skilled trades, you have a job for life.” - Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development

It’s projected that, by 2026, approximately one in five job openings in Ontario will be in skilled trades-related fields. The skilled trades offer in-demand, lucrative and rewarding careers and Brampton’s Skilled Trades Workforce Needs YOU!

Interested in construction, automotive, cooking, or electrical? The Skilled Trades could be for you!

For more information, click on any of the links below:


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Magna Skilled Trades Centre at Davis Campus (Brampton)

All of Sheridan's apprenticeship programs take place in state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the most current industry-standard equipment. You'll put theory learned in the classroom into practice on machinery and equipment similar to what you'll use in the workplace.

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Ontario Skilled Trades

Trade up to a career in the skilled trades. Learn about over 140 trades, how to apply for an apprenticeship and find resources and funding to become a tradesperson.

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Skilled Trades Programs & Careers in the Trades

Aren’t quite sure which specialty you want to choose - consider a pre-trades program. You will be exposed to a variety of trades, including construction, electrical and machining, and will also help you develop complementary skills.

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Ontario Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades Ontario is the one-stop shop for opportunities in the skilled trades, and the promotion of rewarding careers which support Ontario’s economy.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

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Level Up!

Students in grades 7 to 12 have the opportunity to learn about Ontario’s 140+ trades through interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities, while hearing directly from tradespeople and local employers about life-changing career opportunities.


Skilled trades are divided into four (4) main categories:


  • Brick & Stone Mason
  • Crane Operator
  • Electrician
  • General Carpenter
  • Plumber
  • Powerline Technician


  • Blacksmith
  • Cabinetmaker
  • CNC Programmer
  • Draftsperson
  • Facilities Technician
  • General Machinist

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  • Auto Body Repairer
  • Auto Service Technician
  • Marine Engine Technician
  • Motive Power Machinist
  • Small Engine Technician
  • Truck & Coach Technician


  • Arborist
  • Chef
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Goldsmith
  • Horticultural Technician
  • IT Network Technician

Brampton’s growing Advanced Manufacturing sector is the largest industry by employment. Check out some of the leading advanced manufacturing companies in Brampton that are currently hiring:


If you would like to learn more about our Innovation District opportunities or Brampton’s Advanced Manufacturing sector, please contact: 


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