«Trades» column

Career Profile: Chef

September 26th, 2019; By Susan Huebert

Everyone needs to eat, but some meals are better than others. Chefs are highly trained cooks who help to make meals special with the ingredients they use and how they […]

Trades: Why You Should Be Part of the Construction Industry

September 26th, 2019; By Meghan Brown

Many towns and cities across Canada are seeing unprecedented growth in size and population, which means a growing need for both and private buildings and public infrastructure–everything from single-family homes […]

Why Are There So Few Young People in the Trades, and How Can We Fix This?

September 26th, 2019; By Meghan Brown

The trades, like many other fields of employment, expect to see a large number of workers leaving the workforce in the next ten to fifteen years as the Baby Boomer […]

Career Profile: Stone Cutters and Carvers

June 2nd, 2019; By Susan Huebert

In 2014, stone cutters and carvers in Ontario went to work at restoring a section of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. Not everyone in this trade gets to work on […]

Career Profile: Surveyors

June 2nd, 2019; By Susan Huebert

If you ride or walk down city streets often enough, you’re likely to see people looking through yellow machines that look a bit like cameras. These people are surveyors, who help […]

I Want to Work for Myself: How to Start a Business at a Young Age

June 2nd, 2019; By Stephanie Hughes

You might not like the idea of sitting in a cubicle from nine to five, typing away at investment reports or calling back a list of customers to ask them […]

Career Profile: Network Cabling Specialist

June 2nd, 2019; By Susan Huebert

Every day, people use computers, televisions, phones, and other devices for work or entertainment, or to communicate with each other. Without the work of network cabling specialists, none of that would be possible. […]