Develop your workforce with
Trade Pathways

We provide financial and recruitment support to help your company in developing the next generation of skilled tradespeople in Alberta.

Become a Participating Employer
Our Employers receive a range of benefits from Wage Subsidies to WCB Coverage and more

Trade Pathways is here to help you recruit for your team

We help underemployed and motivated workers in Alberta find the right employer. If you are a COR-certified construction company and are looking to hire apprentice carpenters, glaziers, or roofers you may be interested in our enhanced recruitment program. Beyond the three trades that we focus on, we can offer support for other trades based on employer demand. Our employers may receive:

  • 50% wage subsidy to reduce costs
  • Program provided WCB coverage
  • Recruitment assistance
  • 100% reimbursement for training so you can invest in building a skilled workforce


We help lower the barriers to bring new people on board

The Trade Pathways program provides your new hires with the tools and training they need to join your team. We provide the financial support and guidance they need so you can bring them on board with confidence and peace of mind.

We empower our participants by providing them with:

  • Free industry-quality tools and workwear
  • Transportation assistance
  • In-depth training and certifications
  • Financial support during training periods
  • Tuition paid for the first year of apprenticeship
More about our program and its benefits


Trade Pathways supports range of companies from across Alberta. Employers interested in our program are required to be:

  • a member of an Alberta local construction association
  • a COR certified company
  • offering apprenticeship options to their employees

We works with employers seeking quality placements in the construction trades and operate throughout Alberta.

Employer Process

As a participating employer, you are a few steps away form the benefits of the Trade Pathways program. Here is what the employer onboarding process generally looks like:

  • Sign the participation agreement
  • You will receive access to pool of eligible program applicants
  • Or you can self refer eligible employee candidates for interviews
  • Employers hire and onboard candidates as they would any other new hire
  • Trade Pathways provides the new hire with tools and workwear within 1-2 days
  • Complete a pair of online forms for each new hire
  • Receive wage subsidy reimbursement within 30-days after submitting the online forms


We have a growing list of commercial construction companies ready to hire:

  • Graham Construction
  • Christensen & McLean Roofing
  • Western Weather Protector
  • Alberta Glass
  • Beacon Glass Products
  • Flynn Construction
  • PCL Construction
  • Pagnotta
  • Beam Craft
  • OCL Group
  • Elan Construction
  • Eagle Builders
New Partnership Opportunities

Interested in hiring and joining our list of employers?

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