Skills Canada New Brunswick

Promoting careers in Skilled Trades to Youth


Contest Descriptions for Provincial Competitions

Contest documents for Provincial Competitions


Skills Canada National Competitions

Representing Team NB at the National Stage


Essential Skills

What are the Essential Skills?


Trades & Tech Gala for Girls and more

Encouraging females to consider a career in the trades.

The 2016 Skills Canada National Competition held in New Brunswick for the first time ever!

The Skills Canada National Competition, which took place June 5-8, 2016 at the Moncton Coliseum complex in beautiful Moncton, NB was a great success!

Event Highlights:

  • Free event: Open to the public on competition days (June 6-7)
  • Over 40 skilled trade and technology contest areas
  • Over 500 competitors
  • Over 40 Try-A-Trade and technology activities
  • Thousands of student visitors and spectators
  • Professionally produced opening ceremony and closing ceremony with attendance of approximately 2000 each
  • Essential Skills Stage-interactive demonstrations by various stakeholder groups and celebrities designed to highlight the importance of Essential Skills.
  • Dedicated "Career Zone" featuring career exhibitors and sponsored Try-A-Trade and Technology activities.
  • Educator workshops focused on Essential Skills
  • VIP events including opening and closing ceremony receptions; VIP tours; hospitality suite

A lack of information regarding the opportunities in trades and technology currently prohibits many young Canadians from considering a career in skilled trades. Through provincial, national and international skills competitions, Skills Canada helps make these occupations more visible to teachers, students, parents and the general public. The competitions are an incredible display of hands-on expertise, talent and determination which showcases the many promising futures to be found in trades and technology.

Conference Board of Canada, Canadian Outlook Long-Term Forecast, 2000

With the eminent skills shortage caused by lower birth rates and an aging population, tradespeople will be in high demand. By 2020, it is estimated that Canada will be short 1 million workers.

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Contest Descriptions

What are the tasks performed at the provincial level competitions? For high school level students? For post-secondary level students and apprentices?

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National Competitions

Team NB at the annual Skills Canada National Competition.

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Help us encourage youth consider making a career in the skilled trades.

Promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth.