Is going into the trades a good career or alternative profession?

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Skilled tradespeople are in high demand in Manitoba. These are people who have training and experience as electricians, millwrights, brickmasons, and mechanics, to name a few. They can belong to the industrial, construction, transportation, or service trades. A tradesman, in contrast to unskilled workers and professionals, does work that requires manual labor in a particular trade or craft.

Manitoba has nine compulsory trades. These are:

Compulsory means that in order to practice these trades, you must be a certified journeyperson or be registered as an apprentice. If you are an internationally experienced tradesperson or are looking into shifting into the trades, this series of videos features individuals who have successfully gone into the trades as well as information about trades programs that may help you learn more about this career:

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Community Resources

These are the website pages to go to if you are interested in learning about the trades in Manitoba:
Manitoba Trades
Apprenticeship Manitoba
Understanding compulsory trades
Pre-arrival information for Internationally Experienced tradespersons
Challenging the Certification Exam – Experienced Tradespersons

Read Getting into the trades, an interview with Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology’s (MITT) Coordinator for Recruitment and Events Cary Tardi.

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