While apprentices are paid wages at work and are often eligible to receive Employment Insurance benefits during technical training, extra financial support may be required. In addition to wages, there are grants, scholarships, and other financial supports available.

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Build a Dream

Programs offering hands-on learning opportunities, give exposure to new career pathways, and introduce young women to female role models.

Build Together

Workforce development.

Builder’s Code

Builders Code program.


Reliable labour market information, tools and resources.

Building Futures for Youth

Program consists of a competitive application and selection process, safety training at Nova Scotia Community College and a 5 to7 week paid summer work placement with a host employer in the construction industry.

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)

CCIS helps refugees obtain the necessary employability skills through one-on-one counselling and workshop classes. Pre-apprenticeship programs in trades such as cook and millwright are offered.

Calgary Construction Association

The Women in Construction committee raises awareness and promotes women working in construction. They offer support to women employed in or exploring construction careers by offering mentorship and networking events.

Calgary Women in Energy

A membership-based society that promotes, supports and empowers women in the energy sector. The organization hosts industry networking sessions, skills-building sessions and events to support community organizations.

Canadian Association of Women in Construction

Facilitates the success of women in Canada’s construction-related fields by offering a variety of programs and services.

Canadore College

Programs in Trades. View the Trades Fundamentals program.