Enabling Trades

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021
Program Description

The Enabling Trades Program aims to train youth with disabilities with the necessary skills required for work in industrial construction and manufacturing including, but not limited to, careers such as:

electrician, plumber, carpenter, heavy equipment operator, welder, CNC machine operator, industrial mechanic (Millright), tool and die maker, machinist, mobile crane operator, lather (interior systems mechanic), bricklayer, cabinet maker, gas fitter (class A & B), roofer, sheet metal worker, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, iron worker, powerline technician.


  • Occupational Therapy Assessment
  • Employment Counselling  
  • Academic upgrading, digital literacy, and laptops (for 12 eligible participants)  
  • Funding for disability related costs; work attire; tools for the trade  
  • Accommodation Workplace Plan
  • Sign Language Interpreter services for the Deaf  
  • Resume assistance, interview preparation  
  • Job Matching, coaching, and monitoring
Program Eligibility
  • 15 – 29 years old with a self-disclosed disability  
  • Legally able to work in Canada  
  • Anyone interested in starting an Apprenticeship  
  • Anyone interested in completing an Apprenticeship – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year Apprentices who started an apprenticeship but for some reason did not complete
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