Supporting Women in Skilled Trades

Contact your local office 1-866-702-6292 (OAWA)

Offices will be opening throughout Alberta:

Edmonton - February 2024

Fort McMurray - June 2024

Calgary - February 2025

what we do

Office to Advance Women Apprentices Alberta

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices Alberta Office was created to engage and support tradeswomen working in Skilled Trades in the province of Alberta.

The Office mandate is to offer support and increase employment opportunities for tradeswomen and women entering Skilled Trades in Alberta. We offer a registry database of female tradespersons identifying trade, level of apprenticeship, employment status, resumes, travel availability, etc. Our work includes:

  • Connecting tradeswomen to employers
  • Career services, employment supports, and networking opportunities for tradeswomen,
  • Engaging and building partnerships with key stakeholders including employers, trades unions, and training providers to improve participation and success of women in the trades, and
  • Development and maintenance of a registry database to track services provided and apprenticeship numbers of tradeswomen

Emma Pollard is a Journeyman Scaffolder by trade and the Project Director for The Office to Advance Women Apprentices Alberta. Emma believes the Office will bring diversity to the workforce for employers while creating equal opportunities for women across Alberta.

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TRADESWOMEN - Join Our Network

If you’re a tradeswoman in Alberta looking for work, register to become part of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices Alberta.

We’re committed to increasing the number of tradeswomen working in their field through directly connecting workers and employers in the province. By registering, we will include you in our database of apprentices who have completed trades training programs, matching you with employers looking for skilled tradespeople.

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Exploring the Trades

If you’re interested in exploring a career in a skilled trade our office can assist you. Please complete the short registration below to get in touch with us.


Mentorship Program

We match mentees with mentors who are either further along in the same trade or have similar interests that can provide mentorship to achieve other goals.


We Connect Apprentices & Employers

Employers can contact the Alberta Office to Advance Women Apprentices to get access to the resumes of apprentices from our vast database of qualified workers across the province. When you’re hiring, let us know and we’ll forward resumes from highly-skilled women workers directly to you to speed up and simplify your hiring process.

*Note: Employer's names are kept confidential unless otherwise specified by the employer.




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177 15210 123 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5V 0A3

(587) -341-3759