Your Path Forward

Our program helps Albertans connect with COR-certified construction companies who are hiring. You bring the enthusiasm, while we do our best to remove financial, transport and other barriers standing in the way of your promising career in construction.

Benefits to help you succeed

It’s not easy getting started in the trades. We’ll help make it easier. Once enrolled, participants receive:

  • An industry quality tool package
  • Vouchers for workwear and personal protective equipment (boots, outerwear, thermals)
  • Transit passes and a ride share budget
  • Training for everything from basic safety certifications like fall protection and first aid to operator training for telescopic booms, skid steers and forklifts
  • Up to six weeks of financial support and training
  • One year of tuition paid for any employer-sponsored apprenticeship
  • Participants can work as many as three separate 90-day work experience placements

How it Works

  1. Apply for Trade Pathways here.her
  2. Expect a call from our staff within 5 to 7 business days to process your application and answer any questions you may have.
  3. Employers will contact applicants for placement interviews.
  4. Once a placement offer is accepted, applicants are enrolled with the employer before we order their tools, issue workwear vouchers and send transit passes.
  5. Within one week participants can pick up their tools and workwear.
  6. After the 90-day placement is complete, employers can offer participants a full-time position. Trade Pathways will pay for one year of tuition for any apprenticeships sponsored by our employers.
  7. If there is no offer, trainees can receive financial assistance and construction skills and safety training for up to six weeks while we assist them in securing another placement. Participants are eligible for up to three work experience placements.
If you have further questions, reach out to us.

Our Placements

Tradepathways currently offers placements in 3 essential trades. We will help find the right job for you.


A commercial carpenter can work in all stages of the construction of  a commercial building.  They install and repair structural and architectural elements and work with a variety of building materials including wood, concrete, steel, composites and more. They collaborate with other tradespeople, follow safety protocols and use a variety of hand and power tools to ensure quality workmanship.

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A commercial glazier uses tools and machines to repair, fabricate and install glass and aluminum systems in commercial buildings. They consult blueprints and building codes to ensure installations are weather resistant, energy efficient and safe.  They may work in a controlled shop setting or in varied outdoor and indoor environments on commercial construction sites.

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A commercial roofer prepares and applies waterproof coverings to flat and sloped roof surfaces of commercial buildings.  They also inspect roofs for damage, identify leaks and determine the best course of action for repair or replacement.  Roofers install vapour barriers, insulation and membranes using a variety of materials, sometimes incorporating advanced technology such as solar roofing systems.

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