Toronto Workforce Innovaton Group

Welcome to Routes TO. Trades. This site, created by the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group, has Toronto-specific labour market information to help internationally trained trades people find a way into Toronto's labour market. The site has information about Toronto's most in demand building trades, the programs that help people move into those trades and the training and education programs that connect to those trades. The site is linked to many other resources. Good luck on your journey.

Foreign-trained tradespeople

Immigrating to a new country and obtaining meaningful work in your field of choice is no easy task. Fortunately, if you’re interested in Toronto’s skilled construction trades, there are a number of resources and government-funded programs to help make this process go as smoothly as possible.

Youth in Trades

Why should Toronto’s youth be interested in the skilled trades? As a youth apprentice, you can get an early start on a rewarding career, "earn while you learn", network with future employers and work in a field that is in demand! If you like to work with your hands and prefer a job site over the classroom, this could be a great route to take.

Women in Trades

The face of Toronto’s construction industry is changing and women are now a driving force. Once a male-dominated industry, Ontario women have taken important steps forward in recent years, and you have the opportunity to be a part of this shift.