***Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are currently providing modified virtual services through phone calls, emails, and online video. Contact us at phone 905-595-1679; or 416-509-2578. Email us at: tradeswin@skillsforchange.org

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)

* Training postponed until further notice. Please contact us at phone 905-595-1679; 416-509-2578 or email us at: tradeswin@skillsforchange.org for further information.

Technical Training Schedule – 2020

Millwright (433A)


Electricians (309A, 442A)


HRAC (313A, 313D)


Plumbing (306A)

For registration and further information:

Peel Region

Regus Brampton, 2 County Court Blvd, 4th Floor

Brampton, Ontario L6W 0B8

Nearest Intersection: Hurontario just south of Steeles Avenue East


York Region

675 Cochrane Drive, East Tower 6th Floor

Markham, Ontario L3R 0B8

Nearest Intersection: Hwy 7 just west of Woodbine


Email: tradeswin@skillsforchange.org


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UPCOMING EVENT | June 25, 2020

Free Online Information Session for International Tradespersons

Do you have a trades background? Come and join this free Info Session regarding International Tradespersons’ pathways in Canada .
This is an information session organized by the Trades Win Support Program at Skills for Change. The Trades Win Support Program is a bridging program which provides opportunities for international trades professionals who have arrived to Canada and are looking to become certified in their professions. This session will provide more information about the TWSP Bridging program as well as about the Trades Equivalency Assessment for Internationally Trained Tradespersons.

The session will be held on Zoom. Please register and we will send you a link to join.

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