What do we mean by a "skilled trade"? Skilled trades are occupations that require a special skill, knowledge or ability which can be obtained through specialized training, which includes a combination of on-the-job (80%) and technical block training (20%). Skilled trades usually fall within four main categories: Construction, Transportation, Manufacturing, and Service (Canadian Apprenticeship Forum 2018).
250,000 highly experienced skilled trades workers are expected to retire in Canada over the next 10 years, and it is estimated that New Brunswick will need to replace more than 7,400 workers expected to retire over the coming decade (BuildForce 2019).
FIT is recruiting for skilled trades within construction, such as Electrician, Carpenter, Plumber, Welder, Heavy Equipment Operator, Boilermaker , Bricklayer, Construction Craft Worker, Insulator, Iron Worker, Welder and Industrial Mechanic/Millwright within the NBBTU.
What is a Red Seal Trade? The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program was established to provide greater mobility for skilled workers across Canada. The Red Seal program allows qualified trades people to practice their trade anywhere in Canada where the trade is designated without having to write further examinations or attain additional certification.