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620b · Aboriginal Child Development Practitioner

An aboriginal child development practitioner plans and supervises activities for young children to encourage them in intellectual, physical, and emotional growth. They create activities…

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640d · Agricultural – Dairy Herdsperson

Dairy herdspeople make sure their dairy cows stay healthy and productive by planning, breeding, feeding, milking, preparing feed mixtures, and medicating animals. They operate…

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640f · Agricultural – Fruit Grower

A fruit grower is responsible for the planting, cultivating, propagating, spraying, irrigating, transplanting, pruning, and harvesting of all types of fruit. They may also…

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640s · Agricultural – Swine Herdsperson

Swine herdspeople work on hog farms. Their work includes breeding, weaning, feeding, and medicating the animals. They also clean and sterilize pens and buildings,…

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425a · Agricultural Equipment Technician

Agricultural equipment technicians specialize in repairing and maintaining farm machinery such as tractors, combines, balers, seeders, and mowers. Agricultural equipment varies, so this trade…

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310e · Alignment and Brakes Technician

Alignment and brakes technicians make sure vehicles stop, start, and turn safely. They diagnose and correct problems in wheels, steering mechanisms, electronic controls, and…

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445a · Appliance Service Technician

Appliance service technicians repair and maintain washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens, room air conditioners, vacuum systems, and other appliances. They consult with…

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444a · Arborist

Arborists take care of trees by pruning limbs, spraying pesticides, and diagnosing pests and disease. Their other tasks include irrigation, planting, and soil preparation.…

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424a · Architectural Glass and Metal Technician

Architectural glass and metal technicians can fill a room with a view. They cut, fit, and install glass in wooden and metal frames. They…

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415b · Assistant Cook

Assistant cooks can prepare complete breakfasts, short-order grills, sandwiches, salads, desserts, vegetables, and non-alcoholic beverages. They can also carve meat, poultry, fish, and game.…

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310b · Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer

Auto body and collision damage repairers combine technical skills with customer service. They review damages and provide customers with estimates. They also perform many…

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310q · Auto Body Repairer

Auto body repairers keep vehicles looking great and on the road. They repair and restore damaged body parts and interior finishing. This work includes…

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310k · Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician

Automotive electronic accessory technicians specialize in the electrical and electronic components of cars, buses, and trucks, including stereo and air conditioning systems. Their tasks…

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274l · Automotive Glass Technician

Automotive glass technicians repair and service all types of glass in motor vehicles and associated equipment. Automotive glass, especially the windshield, is specially designed…

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410n · Automotive Painter

Automotive painters restore the painted surfaces of motor vehicles that have been damaged by accidents, rust, or simple wear and tear. This work involves…

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310s · Automotive Service Technician

Automotive service technicians maintain and repair automobiles and light trucks. The mechanical and electrical systems they work with include the engine, steering, tires, brakes,…

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423a · Baker

Bakers produce foods ranging from bread and cakes to pies and pastries. This trade requires artistic ability, physical labour, and the ability to operate…

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423c · Baker-Patissier

Baker-patissiers bring beauty to baked goods. They bake and decorate cakes, pastries, and confectionery. They also work with icings, fillings, and creams. Patissiers’ work…

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615a · Bearings Mechanic

Bearings mechanics maintain industrial machine components. They disassemble, inspect, repair, replace, and clean bearings, seals, and shocks. They also set up and operate lathes,…

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600p · Blacksmith

Blacksmiths forge, weld, rivet, and repair metal parts. Their work is used in farm machinery and industrial and domestic equipment. They also forge custom…

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401a · Brick and Stone Mason

Brick and stone masons construct and repair structures. They may work on walls, arches, paving, floors, fireplaces, chimneys, and smokestacks. Masons can specialize in…

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438a · Cabinetmaker

Cabinetmakers work with wood and other materials to make furniture, cabinetry, architectural millwork, and decorative items. They use traditional hand tools such as chisels…

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244g · Cement (Concrete) Finisher

Cement (concrete) finishers use concrete to make floors, walls, ceilings, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and other concrete constructions. They may use trowels, floats, and other…

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415c · Chef

Chefs are responsible for the preparation and presentation of food in restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. They are more highly trained than regular cooks…

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620a · Child and Youth Worker

Child and youth workers help young people with various challenges. They help children and youth who have learning, social, emotional, or behavioural issues. They…

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620c · Child Development Practitioner

Child development practitioners plan activities for preschool and school-age children that stimulate their intellectual, physical, and emotional growth. They may care for infants and…

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267g · Composite Structures Technician

Composite structures technicians build, repair, and replace aircraft structural components. This includes fabricating panels, repairing sheet metal, and removing damaged metal structures. They bond…

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670c · Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer

Computer numerical control (CNC) programmers work in machine shops for motor vehicle parts manufacturers, machinery and equipment manufacturers, and primary steel producers. They program…

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637c · Concrete Pump Operator

A concrete pump transfers liquid concrete around construction sites. The operator is responsible for driving the concrete pumps to the site and setting up…

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428a · Construction Boilermaker

Construction boilermakers assemble and repair mammoth boilers, blast furnaces, pressure vessels, and power generating storage tanks. The size of these tanks means that they…

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450a · Construction Craft Worker

Construction craft workers prepare, excavate, backfill, compact, and clean up a work site. They also handle construction materials and ship and receive parts.

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426a · Construction Millwright

Construction millwrights keep industrial machinery running smoothly. They dismantle, move, install, adjust, and maintain power shafting, pulleys, conveyors, and hoists. Millwrights often work from…

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415a · Cook

Learn skills that will allow you to prepare any type of food.

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620d · Developmental Services Worker

Developmental services workers provide care and support to children and adults with disabilities. They may help their clients develop life skills such as housekeeping,…

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670d · Die Designer

A die designer is a highly skilled craftsperson who creates dies for stamping, forming, or forging presses. Tool and die makers use equipment such…

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614a · Draftsperson – Mechanical

Mechanical draftspeople draw plans for industrial machines, machine parts, engines, tools, and other mechanical equipment. They develop and prepare engineering drawings from preliminary concepts,…

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614b · Draftsperson – Plastic Mould Design

Plastic mould design draftspeople draw plans for templates and patterns, plastic moulds, and tooling for mould-making and modifications. They develop and prepare engineering drawings…

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614c · Draftsperson – Tool and Die Design

Tool and die design draftspeople draw plans for templates, patterns, and components for tooling, dies, and other equipment. They develop and prepare engineering drawings…

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451a · Drywall Acoustic and Lathing Applicator

Drywall acoustic and lathing applicators help shape the inside of a building. The materials they use include exterior metal framing and sheeting, moulding, furring,…

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453a · Drywall Finisher and Plasterer

Drywall finisher and plasterers install exterior metal framing and sheeting, mouldings, furring, and lathing products, and thermal, fire, sound, and vapour barrier insulation and…

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620e · Educational Assistant

Educational assistants help primary educators by working with students with special needs and implementing the education plan. They apply intervention strategies, create a climate…

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446a · Electric Motor System Technician

Electric motor system technicians work on electric motors, generators, transformers, controllers, and other electric equipment used in commercial, industrial, and institutional establishments. They test…

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617a · Electrical Control (Machine) Builder

Electrical control (machine) builders build the electrical portions of machine tools. They install electrical devices and enclose them in protective tubing. They must work…

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309a · Electrician – Construction and Maintenance

Construction and maintenance electricians install, repair, test, and service electrical and electronic systems. They ensure that all electrical connections are safe and meet the…

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309c · Electrician – Domestic and Rural

Domestic and rural electricians install, repair, test, and service electrical and electronic systems in residential and commercial buildings. They ensure that all electrical connections…

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416e · Electronic Service Technician

Electronic service technicians work with radio, radar and telecommunications, telemetering, data processing equipment, sound-reproducing equipment, ultrasonic, and computerized equipment. They install, maintain, modify, inspect,…

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636e · Elevating Devices Mechanic

Elevating devices mechanics inspect, install, service, maintain, repair, and modernize elevating devices. They can work on new construction and installation projects, as well as…

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269e · Entertainment Industry Power Technician

Entertainment industry power technicians make sure big events have the proper sound and lighting. They organize, install, and supervise temporary power distribution systems for…

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455a · Exterior Insulated Finish Systems Mechanic

Exterior insulated finish systems (EIFS) mechanics, also known as stucco workers, install building systems that combine a resinous exterior cladding with a continuous layer…

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255w · Facilities Mechanic

Facilities mechanics keep buildings safe and comfortable. This includes inspecting and maintaining fire safety equipment, building envelope, electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and…

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255b · Facilities Technician

Facilities technicians monitor the safety and comfort of buildings. They operate, diagnose, and maintain air conditioning, ventilation, chiller and refrigeration, water treatment, heating, pumping,…

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448a · Floor Covering Installer

Floor covering installers install, repair, and service carpets, rugs, and other materials such as linoleum, vinyl, plastic, rubber, wood, cork, and seamless plastic. An…

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310c · Fuel and Electrical Systems Technician

Fuel and electrical systems technicians keep engines tuned up. They repair and adjust fuel systems on motor vehicles. They also install and maintain electrical…

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606g · Gemsetter/Goldsmith

Gemsetters and goldsmiths create and repair precious and semi-precious jewellery and gemstone work. This can include testing, rolling, drawing, and forming metals. They also…

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403a · General Carpenter

Carpenters assemble and erect wood and metal frame construction, as well as falsework and forms for concrete. They may also install interior and exterior…

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429a · General Machinist

Machinists set up and operate machine tools like lathes, milling machines, precision measuring tools, and power tools. They learn how to interpret blueprints, understand…

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332a · Hairstylist

Hairstylists offer their clients shampooing, conditioning, cutting, styling, and setting services. They may also do chemical treatments on hair such as colouring and perming.…

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606w · Hardware, Lumber, and Bulding Materials Retailer

Hardware, lumber, and building materials retailers are knowledgeable about their products and help customers choose the best materials for their building projects. They may…

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253h · Hazardous Materials Worker

Hazardous materials workers identify and safely remove any dangerous materials from a site. These materials sometimes include asbestos, radioactive and nuclear waste, arsenic, lead,…

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253a · Heat and Frost Insulator

Heat and frost insulators prevent or reduce the transmission of heat, cold, sound, and fire in buildings. They apply insulating materials to plumbing, heating,…

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421a · Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Heavy duty equipment technicians work with a variety of heavy duty equipment and vehicles, including cranes, graders, tractors, paving equipment, off-road haulers, and earthmovers.…

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636c · Heavy Equipment Operator – Dozer

Heavy equipment operators who work with dozers install attachments, perform inspections and general preventative maintenance on equipment, and transport, load, and unload equipment. Dozer…

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636b · Heavy Equipment Operator – Excavator

Heavy equipment operators who work with excavators install attachments, perform inspections and general preventative maintenance on equipment, and transport, load, and unload equipment. Excavator…

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636a · Heavy Equipment Operator – Tractor Loader Backhoe

Heavy equipment operators who work with tractor loader backhoes install attachments, perform inspections and general preventative maintenance on equipment, and transport, load, and unload…

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339a · Hoisting Engineer – Mobile Crane Operator 1

Mobile crane operators operate machines designed to lift and move extremely heavy or awkward objects such as machinery, cargo, or construction supplies. Mobile cranes…

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339c · Hoisting Engineer – Mobile Crane Operator 2

Mobile crane operators operate machines designed to lift and move extremely heavy or awkward objects such as machinery, cargo, or construction supplies. Mobile cranes…

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339b · Hoisting Engineer – Tower Crane Operator

Tower crane operators maintain and operate tower cranes. Tower cranes are used to move machinery, materials, and other large objects at construction sites and…

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600h · Horse Groom

Horse grooms care for horses. This includes handling, controlling, grooming, tacking, feeding, and maintaining horses’ health. They also clean and maintain stalls, tools, equipment,…

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219d · Horse Harness Maker

Horse harness makers identify and select quality leathers to cut and stitch to the scale and size of harness parts, diagnose worn and defective…

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441c · Horticultural Technician

Horticultural technicians may grow and sell crops and related materials in nurseries and greenhouses. They also landscape, operate greenhouses, nurseries, and garden centres, and…

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277z · Hydraulic / Pneumatic Mechanic

Hydraulic / pneumatic mechanics repair, maintain, and adjust hydraulic units such as hoists, rams, jacks, lifting units, and pumps. These mechanics can work outdoors,…

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442a · Industrial Electrician

Industrial electricians plan, assemble, install, repair, and maintain electrical equipment used in commercial and industrial buildings. They work with large electrical motors and massive…

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433a · Industrial Mechanic Millwright

Industrial mechanic millwrights keep industrial machinery running smoothly. They dismantle, move, install, adjust, and maintain power shafting, pulleys, conveyors, and hoists. Millwrights often work…

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634e · Information Technology – Contact Centre Customer Service Agent

Information Technology (IT) customer service agents provide customer service over the telephone or email for activities ranging from sales to technical troubleshooting. Agents access…

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634d · Information Technology – Contact Centre Sales Agent

Information Technology (IT) contact centre sales agents effectively use sales techniques and customer service skills to maintain the sales environment at a contact centre.…

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634a · Information Technology – Contact Centre Technical Support Agent

Information Technology (IT) contact centre technical support agents answer technical questions from clients. They set up help desks, which support clients in their use…

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634b · Information Technology – Hardware Technician

Information Technology (IT) hardware technicians help computer users set up programs and use computer applications and operating systems software. They also install operating systems…

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634c · Information Technology – Network Technician

Information Technology (IT) network technicians help computer users network. They help people use computer applications and operating systems software. They also install, configure, and…

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415d · Institutional Cook

Institutional cooks prepare large quantities of high-quality food by following a budget. They may work in institutions such as retirement homes, hospitals, schools, and…

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447a · Instrumentation and Control Technician

Instrumentation and control technicians install, maintain, program, test, and repair the instruments that monitor and control processes. For example, they may observe the indicators…

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420b · Ironworker – Generalist

Ironworkers reinforce buildings, highways, bridges, and other large structures with steel supports. They also reinforce concrete with metal bars or wire material for construction.…

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420a · Ironworker – Structural and Ornamental

Structural and ornamental ironworkers make and install metalwork such as curtain walls, iron gates and doors, stairways, and railings in buildings. Ironworkers must be…

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207s · Light Rail Overhead Contact Systems Linesperson

Light rail overhead contact systems linepeople build and maintain lighting systems, electrical track switch systems, contact conduct systems, and aerial feeder systems. These linespeople…

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259l · Locksmith

Locksmiths repair, service, and install all types of keys, locks, and mechanical or electrical access control systems. Locksmiths may travel to different sites, such…

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430m · Machine Tool Builder and Integrator

Machine tool builder and integrators work with automated machine-tool systems that are used in all sectors of manufacturing. They build and integrate parts, components,…

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435b · Marine Engine Technician

Marine engine technicians repair small boats. They are skilled at repairing, replacing, and maintaining outboard motors, stern drives, marine equipment, and motors for recreational…

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437a · Metal Fabricator (Fitter)

Metal fabricators or fitters cut, shape, and assemble steel. Their products can be used in buildings, bridges, tanks, boilers, and pressure vessels. Metal fabricators…

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630a · Micro Electronics Manufacturer

Micro electronics manufacturers use big machines to make tiny components. They operate and monitor the machinery that produces micro-electronic products, so they should be…

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410k · Motive Power Machinist

Motive power machinists operate precision metal cutting and grinding machines to make engine parts and other automotive vehicle parts. They may use lathes, milling…

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310g · Motorcycle Technician

Motorcycle technicians diagnose, repair, overhaul, and replace the mechanical and electrical parts of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Their work involves adjusting, repairing, or…

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670e · Mould Designer

Mould designers plan out the moulds that are used to shape plastic and other materials. They decide which type of mould should be used…

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431a · Mould Maker

Fabricate moulds by hand or machine. Finish the mould surfaces, fit together mould blocks.

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277m · Mould or Die Finisher

Mould or die finishers use a variety of power and hand tools to shape, smooth, finish, and polish moulds or metal working dies. They…

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296b · Native Clothing and Crafts Artisan

Native clothing and crafts artisans keep traditional themes alive in their artwork, which can be demonstrated in many forms. Some of their skills may…

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296a · Native Residential Construction Worker

The Native Residential Construction Worker apprenticeship program has been designed to train First Nations workers in all aspects of home construction, including carpentry, electrical,…

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631a · Network Cabling Specialist

Network cabling specialists install and maintain low-voltage, wired systems. These systems typically transmit voice, video, and data. This service helps communication in industrial, commercial,…

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225a · Optics Technician (Lens and Prism Maker)

Optics technicians cut lenses or optics that are used for cameras, projectors, eye wear, microscopes, telescopes, aerospace, domestic appliances, and binoculars. They must work…

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609c · Packaging Machine Mechanic

Packaging machine mechanics repair, maintain, and monitor packaging line equipment so that products get sent out on time. They read instructions for the product,…

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404c · Painter and Decorator – Commercial and Residential

Commercial and residential painters and decorators make buildings beautiful. They apply wall coverings, paint, and other finishes to the interior and exterior surfaces of…

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404d · Painter and Decorator – Industrial

Industrial painters work on industrial structures like factories, bridges, and storage tanks. They prepare surfaces before painting. They also assemble scaffolds, cradles, ladders, and…

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240p · Parts Technician

Parts technicians move automotive, commercial transport, heavy duty, or marine goods from manufacturers to consumers. Their responsibilities include the ordering, warehousing, inventory control, and…

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443a · Pattern Maker

Pattern makers create plans for assembling full-scale industrial products in factories for shipbuilding, automotive manufacturers, and parts manufacturers. They divide patterns into sections, mark…

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306a · Plumber

Plumbers install, alter, and repair residential or industrial plumbing systems. They measure, cut, shape, and join pipes according to project specifications. They must also…

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237t · Pool, Hot Tub, and Spa – Installer

Pool, hot tub and spa installers use power hand tools and other equipment to install the pool walls, liners, bottom finish and re-circulating systems…

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237s · Pool, Hot Tub, and Spa – Service Technician

Pool, hot tub and spa service technicians repair and maintain the heating, circulating, filtering and electrical systems in pools and hot tubs. They must…

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282e · Powered Lift Truck Technician

Powered lift truck technicians maintain powered lift trucks, stackers, carriers, and other power equipment. This work includes diagnosing, repairing, modifying, assembling, and disassembling vehicle…

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434a · Powerline Technician

Powerline technicians install, maintain, inspect, and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems. Some power systems are overhead (poles, towers, and overhead wires), while others…

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244k · Precast Concrete Erector

Precast concrete erectors guide hoisting engineers and crane operators in aligning concrete panels and slabs into place when constructing a new building. They are…

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244l · Precast Concrete Finisher

Precast concrete finishers complete construction projects by using hand or power tools to level and refine the surfaces of poured concrete floors, sidewalks, curbs,…

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200g · Precision Metal Fabricator

Precision metal fabricators cut and shape metal. Their work includes interpreting blueprints, joining metal parts, and ensuring product quality. They operate various metal forming,…

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456p · Pressure Systems Welder

Pressure systems welders use shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and flux cored arc welding processes to weld…

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246t · Process Operator – Food Manufacturing

Food manufacturing process operators control and supervise process operations in factories. They must be skilled at writing production and safety reports, disposing of hazardous…

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246r · Process Operator – Power

Power process operators monitor and run processing equipment, using hand tools and measuring devices to maintain temperature and pressure levels in the power plant.…

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246f · Process Operator – Refinery, Chemical, and Liquid Processes

Power process operators for refinery, chemical and liquid processes monitor valves, pumps, and other equipment to make sure the factory is efficient and productive.…

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246w · Process Operator – Wood Products

Wood products processing operators monitor and maintain the equipment in wood products and pulp and paper plants. They must be skilled at operating processes…

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263f · Pump Systems Installer

Pump systems installers work with different types of outdoor pipes and pump systems. This work includes repairs, maintenance, and adjustments. They must be skilled…

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268r · Railway Car Technician

Railway car technicians keep trains chugging along. They repair and rebuild mechanical, structural, electrical, and hydraulic components of railway passenger and freight cars. They…

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690h · Recreation Vehicle Technician

Recreation vehicle technicians repair, overhaul, and modify live-in recreation vehicles such as motorhomes, holiday trailers, fifth wheels, truck campers, and tent trailers. They may…

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401r · Refractory Mason

Refractory masons protect structures from high heat by installing special refractory bricks, castables, blankets, plastics, or ceramic coatings to furnaces and kilns. They must…

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313a · Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic

Refrigeration and air conditioning systems mechanics install, maintain, and repair residential, commercial, and industrial central air conditioning systems. They cut piping and use welding…

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452a · Reinforcing Rodworker

Reinforcing rodworkers reinforce concrete with metal bars or wire material for construction. This concrete is used in buildings, apartments, highways, bridges, and other large…

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288r · Relay and Instrumentation Technician

Relay and instrumentation technicians monitor, test, and adjust Vital Signal Control Relays (VSCR) in transit systems. They must be skilled at CNC programming, interpreting…

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308r · Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer

Residential (low rise) sheet metal installers have similar duties to sheet metal workers, but they work specifically in air handling or ventilation systems in…

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313d · Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic

Residential air conditioning systems mechanics maintain and repair residential air conditioning systems. They cut piping and use welding and brazing equipment to connect pipes.…

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244h · Restoration Mason

Restoration masons are stone specialists. They prepare mortars, cut out and fill joints, reset copings, and clean stone surfaces. They can drill, grout, and…

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245r · Retail Meat Cutter

Meat cutters know their way around the butcher block. They use hand and power tools to break down carcasses and cut meat to industry…

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602h · Roll Grinder / Turner

Roll grinders and turners heat metal and roll it through machines to flatten it to a specific thickness for customers like automotive manufacturers. They…

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449a · Roofer

Roofers keep raindrops from falling on our heads. They install, repair, and replace roofing systems. They perform damp, water, and weather proofing. They also…

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219c · Saddlery

Saddlers supply horse-riding gear. They design, manufacture, rebuild, and repair saddles, saddle trees, and harnesses. They also work on riding boots and other tack…

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611b · Saw Filer / Fitter

Saw filers and fitters work in lumber mills and processing plants. They repair, set, and sharpen band saws, circular saws, chain saws, hand saws,…

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308a · Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet metal workers cut, shape, and assemble sheet metal. Their work ranges from furnace and duct systems in homes, to oven and drying systems…

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297a · Ski Lift Mechanic

Ski lift mechanics make sure that all the mechanical equipment on the ski slopes is safe and efficient. They must be skilled at keeping…

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435a · Small Engine Technician

Small engine technicians maintain the systems and components on chainsaws, lawnmowers, garden tractors, snow blowers, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and small motorcycles. They must be…

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297b · Special Events Coordinator

Special events coordinators make sure meetings, conferences, conventions, weddings, fundraisers, festivals, and trade shows go off without a hitch. They must be skilled at…

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427a · Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer

Sprinkler and fire protection installers work with high-pressure and low-pressure pipeline systems carrying water, foam, gas, or air. Their work includes installing, repairing, maintaining,…

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307a · Steamfitter

Steamfitters work on heating or cooling pipe systems or process systems. They also work on industrial systems that convey gases, employ pneumatic tubing, involve…

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278b · Surface Blaster

Surface blasters handle, store, and transport explosives at a variety of construction sites. They hook up and fire explosives, plan blast patterns, handle misfires,…

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630b · Surface Mount Assembler (Under Revision)

Surface mount assemblers put together the tiny gizmos that make our gadgets work. This involves soldering, bonding, and assembling various electronic components. They can…

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241a · Terrazzo, Tile, and Marble Setter

Terrazzo, tile, and marble setters cover floors and other surfaces with ceramic tiles, marble, mosaic tile, or other materials. They must be skilled at…

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225f · Thin Film Technician (Under Revision)

Thin film technicians specialize in applying very thin optical coatings for wavelength filters, anti-reflection coatings, special mirrors, and polarizing elements.

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295a · Tire, Wheel, and Rim Mechanic

Tire, wheel and rim mechanics assess, fix, or replace damaged vehicle parts so that their customers can drive around safely. They must be skilled…

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630t · Tool / Tooling Maker

Tool or tooling makers repair the specialized equipment used in manufacturing to build industrial and consumer products. They must be skilled at reading engineering…

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602c · Tool and Cutter Grinder

Tool and cutter grinders shape and sharpen precision cutting tools to be used in manufacturing. They must be skilled at reading work orders and…

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430a · Tool and Die Maker

Tool and die makers use lathes, drill presses, and milling machines to produce precision metal parts (tools, dies, and moulds) for manufacturing. They must…

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239b · Tool and Gauge Inspector

Tool and gauge inspectors maintain quality control standards in machine parts and tooling through testing and adjusting the equipment. They must be skilled at…

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638a · Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver

Tractor-trailer commercial drivers operate gasoline or diesel-powered trucks, tractor-trailers, and similar vehicles to transport goods and materials over local routes or long distances. They…

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310d · Transmission Technician

Transmission technicians specialize in the maintenance and repair of automatic transmissions. They must be skilled at examining a vehicle and estimating the repair costs,…

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310t · Truck and Coach Technician

Truck and coach technicians overhaul, repair, and rebuild trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, coaches, and other road transport equipment. They may work on the fuel, brake,…

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310j · Truck-Trailer Service Technician

Truck-trailer service technicians rebuild, overhaul, and recondition commercial truck trailers. They repair and replace sheet metal and frames, diagnose and service suspension and braking…

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421c · Turf Equipment Technician

Turf equipment technicians help keep lawns neat by repairing and maintaining lawn mowers, golf carts, traction units, small powered equipment, and tow-behind equipment. They…

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444b · Utility Arborist

Utility arborists prune and clear vegetation that gets too close to energized electrical equipment, structures, and conductors. They also fell and remove trees that…

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605b · Water Well Driller

Water well drillers construct and maintain water wells. This work also includes locating water sources, protecting ground water, maintaining drilling equipment, disinfecting completed wells,…

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456a · Welder

Welders join and sever metals. They make metal parts used in construction, in manufacturing, for tools, and for equipment. There are many different types…

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211w · Wooden Boat Rebuilder

Wooden boat rebuilders work on wooden boats. This work includes sketching layout, designing, selecting woods and veneers, fabricating fastenings, joining, and finishing boat components.…

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Skilled trades are in-demand across the Waterloo Wellington Dufferin area. These 144 trades in Ontario build and renovate our homes, develop products in factories, keep cars and trucks running on our roads, work in agriculture and provide services to all of us. Skilled tradespeople are employees, contractors who choose their own paths and jobs and entrepreneurs who hire other tradespeople and develop their businesses.

Knowing that there is a need for people and that people are looking for new ways to work or their next career path, the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin has developed a video series that can be shared and used with people who are exploring a skilled trades career. Their stories are unique and have taken them to different places. Click the image above to see the “Is Apprenticeship for Me” video series.

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