Skills Canada

Skills/Compétences Canada promotes careers in the skilled trades and technology industries primarily through our yearly Skills Canada National Competition, as well as through provincial and territorial competitions hosted by our member organizations. These competitions are free and open to the public, who are invited to try hands-on skilled trades and technology activities at our many Try-a-Trade@ and Technology stations. Every two years, the winners of the Skills/Compétences Canada National Competition go on to compete at the WorldSkills Competition, where their skills are put to the test at an international level against the best in the world.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition! This is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country.

Skills Canada 2017 Winners

Gold Winners — Alberta’s Adrian Sinke & Raymond de Kok
Silver Winners — Quebec’s Marie-Ève Brodeur & Vincent Palchat
Bronze Winners — Nova Scotia’s Diana Davidson & Calum MacRae

For more information about skilled trade and technology competitions, select a competition below:
Province Date Location
Alberta May 10 – 11, 2017 Edmonton EXPO Centre, in Edmonton, AB
British Columbia April 5, 2017 Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (TradeX), in Abbotsford
Manitoba April 13, 2017 Red River College (Notre Dame and The Roblin Centre campuses)
New Brunswick Between January and April. For exact dates and locations, click here.
Newfoundland & Labrador April 7, 2017 College of the North Atlantic- Prince Philip Drive Campus
Nova Scotia March 30th
March 31st
April 7th
– NSCC Strait Area Campus
– NSCC Akerley Campus
– NSCC Waterfront Campus
Ontario May 1 – 3, 2017 Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
Quebec TBD TBD
Saskatchewan April 6 & 7, 2017 CNH Training Centre – Saskatoon,
230 Marquis Drive, Saskatoon, SK
Saskatchewan Polytechnic – Saskatoon Campus,
1130 Idylwyld Dr N, Saskatoon, SK
Territory Date Location
Northwest Territories May 2, 2017 Ecole Sir John Franklin High School, Akaitcho Trades and Technical Centre, Ecole St. Patrick High School, and the Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre
Nunavut April 8-9, 2017 Inuksuk Highschool, in Iqaluit

City TV coverage of the NSTTW launch was hosted at Red River College and it includes an interview with SCC president John Oates as well as commentary from visiting students and the City TV reporter doing a few of the Try-A-Trade and Technology activities.

CTV Morning Live interview with HGTV’s Sherry Holmes, who spoke at the launch and participated in the on-stage challenge, as well as several Try-A-Trade and Technology activities (following brief advertisement):