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about jobs in skilled trades

Do you take pride in the hands-on work? Do you believe in giving nothing less than your absolute best and maintaining a can-do attitude every day? Do you see perfection as a minimum standard, rather than something to aspire to? If this sounds like you, then you’re precisely the kind of skilled tradesperson employers look for.

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average skilled trade salaries

Most skilled tradespeople make an hourly rate. Skilled tradespeople such as welders, millwrights, electricians, and mechanics typically make between $20 to $40 an hour depending on their area of specialty and level of experience. 

Supervisory or management jobs have higher compensation. Starting rates for leaders such as plant managers and warehouse managers start at $25/hr but can climb as high as $60/hr for experienced management.

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Some of the most popular jobs in skilled trades are listed below. Learn more about these roles.

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The most popular jobs in industrial management are listed below. Learn more about these jobs and whether they're right for you/

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day to day skilled trades tasks

Your tasks will vary depending on your area of specialty, however, some common tasks in skilled trade jobs include:

  • operating machines or equipment related to your area of specialty
  • interpreting blueprints or schematics
  • installing various systems
  • following safety and building regulations
  • maintaining various types of equipment
  • training or supervising apprentice workers
  • managing or directing a team
skills trade and industrial management jobs in canada

where you can work

Most skilled trade workers are employed in manufacturing or construction. Energy companies are the largest employer of skilled trade workers in Canada. Whether you’re a skilled tradesman looking to advance your skills in a challenging environment, or an experienced manager who is passionate about leading an industrial team through exciting projects, there are plenty of exciting opportunities across the country.

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what you bring to the table

Working as a skilled tradesperson requires dedication and a love for hands-on work. A positive attitude and strong work ethic will prove invaluable. You often work in noisy, dusty environments where the climate is unpredictable. If you work in construction, seasonal weather is also an issue. It isn't for the faint of heart!

You're a hard worker who excels at taking direction and working on a team. You're vigilant, detail-oriented and always ensure your training is up-to-date. If your job requires manual labour, you are physically fit and healthy. 

skills trade and industrial management jobs in canada

training and certifications

Depending on the skilled trade you specialize in, there are a variety of certifications available. For instance, welders, millwrights, electricians, mechanics, and machinists can obtain certifications in most provinces. For many skilled trade jobs, you will need to complete a course, apprenticeship or certification to prove your merit, however, there are some employers who believe these skills can be taught, if prospective employees have a strong work ethic.


skills trade and industrial management jobs in canada

where your career is headed

With a college degree, leadership skills and ongoing training and job experience, you can move into supervisory roles. Roles that already have a supervisory component, such as foreman or production supervisor, have room to move into roles such as plant manager. If management roles aren't for you, using your experience to become a consultant is another option.

latest skilled trades and industrial jobs available

  • Electrotechnicien en chantier Quebec

    2019-10-23 Quebec, Québec Permanent $ 55,000 - $ 75,000 per year

    À la recherche d'un opportunité en OR ? Vous aimeriez être impliqué dans les plus grand chantiers d'énergie renouvelable au monde ? Vous voulez un poste qui vous permettra de relié le travail de terrain, l'installation, le service et d'agir à titre d'expert auprès des différents intervenants sur ...

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    2019-10-23 Montreal, Québec Permanent $ 19.00 - $ 24.00 per hour

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