Trades and the Newcomer

newcomerIf you are a person who has come to Canada from another country and have the desire to work in the skilled trades, there are excellent resources for you to investigate to assist you in making an informed decision.

canada flagWorking In Canada – is a comprehensive source of information on regulated trades and professions in Canada logo will provide newcomers with information and resources about employment, education and housing that will help them to settle in Ontario.

These Government of Ontario websites includes information on where to get help, internships, evaluating your educational credentials, how to get licensed and also, resources to assist you with English as a second language.

cnd fed economic education logoCanadian Foundation for Economic Education – Newcomers to Canada is a comprehensive website which will provide you with links to key agencies and organizations, organizations that help newcomers to Canada, credential assessment organizations, education and more


Foreign trained tradespersons – there’s a place for you!

If you’re a tradesperson already trained in the skilled trades, in another country, you may be able to obtain recognition of your trade qualifications and experience. This link outlines the requirements.

To learn more, go to: Skills for Change, a service organization working to develop strategies to assist foreign

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Immigrating to Canada as a Skilled Worker

World Education (416) 972-0070 or toll-free 1-866-343-0070 World Education Services is recognized and funded, in part, by the Government of Ontario.

International Credentials Assessment Service (ICAS) of

Ontario AgriCentre Toll Free in Canada: 1-800-321-6021

Bridge Training for Skilled Immigrants: The Bridge Training program supports the development and implementation of sustainable projects that expedite licensing and accreditation of qualified immigrants for employment in strategic skills areas. Projects are being developed, and some are already underway, in the construction and precision machining and tooling trades sectors.

For more information call Employment Ontario at 1-800-387-5656 or (416) 326-5656 visit: