Trades Win Support Program

The Trades Win Support Program is for internationally trained tradespersons:

  • Electricians (construction maintenance and industrial)
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics (HRAC)
  • Industrial Millwrights (Industrial Mechanics)
  • Plumbers
  • Welding
This sector-specific bridging program helps skilled tradespersons become licensed and job ready. The program includes:

Employment Preparation

  • Trade-Specific Technical and Workplace Language Training
  • Labour Market Overview and Orientation
  • Job Search Strategies

Certificate of Qualification Exam Preparation

  • A 144-hour exam preparation course taught by qualified instructors at Humber College or Stanford International
  • Canadian codes, rules and regulations
  • Technical skills upgrading
  • Exam preparation for CWB ticket for Welders

Participants will benefit from

  • Job development: job leads, connections to employers
  • Work Experience Placement: builds your resume, and in some cases, leads to permanent employment
  • Mentoring: mentors provide insights into skilled trades jobs and help build professional networks
  • Employer training incentives are available for on-the-job training
  • Test to Hire: a program incorporating workplace experience that allows you to test a job and prove your capabilities to an employer
  • Get your WHMIS & Working at Heights Certificates

Eligibility Criteria

  • Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or convention refugee – Refugee Claimant with valid work permit
  • 4-5 years of work experience in a related trade
  • Grade 10 or equivalent education
  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment)

Technical Training Schedule – 2020

Millwright (433A)

  • Aug. 31 to Nov. 27

Electricians (309A, 442A)

  • Jan 20 – Feb 28 (6 weeks, daytime)
  • April 27 to June 5

HRAC (313A, 313D)

  • Jan 6 – Mar 27 (12 weeks, evening)
  • June 8 to Aug. 28

Plumbing (306A)

  • May 18 to June 26

For registration and further information:

Peel 905-595-1679

York 416-509-2578


For upcoming info sessions, please check our events page.


Technical training: Humber College, 110 Carrier Drive, Toronto, ON

Employment preparation: Skills for Change | Peel Region or Skills for Change | York Region

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