«Trades» column

Career Profile: Drywall finisher and Plasterer

May 1st, 2020; By Susan Huebert

If you look at the walls of your house or apartment, you see paint or wallpaper. Have you ever looked behind the surface? If your home is like most buildings […]

Incognito – 4 Jobs that You Didn’t Know Were Skilled Trades

March 31st, 2020; By Rochelle C. Pangilinan

Trades play an important role in Canadian economy, but sadly, misconceptions still persist about the profession. Some people continue to believe that it’s wholly a man’s world, while some carry […]

How to Use Technology and Idea Generating to Build a Non-Traditional Career Path in the Modern World

March 31st, 2020; By Anthony Teles

Work is changing. We have seen it in rapidly accelerating technology. We have read about it with more and more statistics showing a decrease in job stability and the rise […]

Career Profile: Precision Metal Fabricator

March 31st, 2020; By Susan Huebert

If you look around any building, you can see many metal objects. Door handles, cabinet handles, car parts, and even picture frames can be made of metal. People who work […]

Career Profile: Industrial Mechanic Millwright

March 31st, 2020; By Susan Huebert

Every time you turn a doorknob or use a lamp, you are using something that came at least in part from a factory. Workers in factories and small shops make […]

Career Profile: Steamfitter

February 27th, 2020; By Susan Huebert

All over Canada, people use water, chemicals, and other substances that come through pipes. When these liquids and gases travel in high-pressure pipes, steamfitters help to keep everything running smoothly. […]

Career Profile: Light Rail Overhead Contact Systems Lineperson

February 27th, 2020; By Susan Huebert

Every day, people in certain Canadian cities board light rail trains to go to work, school, or possibly to do errands or go visiting. For these people, having a reliable […]