Celebrating The Impact Of 150 Years Of Skilled Trades
Since Canada’s inception in 1867, our skilled trades professionals have provided crucial and invaluable services. There’s no question the impact tradespeople have on our daily lives — from our roads and buildings — tradespeople have literally built up our country.
We often take for granted the impact the men and women of our skilled trades workforce have on our daily lives. From electricians to hairstylists to chefs to automotive service techs, we benefit from the services our tradespeople have contributed in the past, work to provide today, and will continue to build in the future.
Ontario’s skilled trades professionals have built a well-respected list of accomplishments, and these achievements continue to expand today: from our reliable Canadian Pacific Railway connecting Canadians from coast to coast, to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station which continues to supply Ontarians with power, to the maintenance and operation of the Rogers Centre, the home of our beloved Toronto Blue Jays, to the construction of our iconic CN Tower.
This year, we celebrate all the trades have done to make our lives more safe and enjoyable. On Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th anniversary we recognize the many contributions our skilled tradespeople have made throughout the conception and continued development of our True North, building and maintaining Ontario and Canada … strong and free.
For more information on the skilled trades and their contribution to Ontario, visit www.collegeoftrades.ca.