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Supporting Women in Skilled Trades
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what we do
Office to Advance Women Apprentices Prairie Office - Manitoba & Saskatchewan
The Office to Advance Women Apprentices Prairie Office was created to engage and support tradeswomen working in construction trades in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
The office has a mandate to offer support and increase employment opportunities for tradeswomen and women entering apprenticeable trades in Manitoba & Saskatchewan. We offer a registry database of female tradespersons identifying trade, level of apprenticeship, employment status, resumes, travel availability, etc.
Our work includes:
Join Our Network
If you’re a tradeswoman in Manitoba or Saskatcehwan looking for work, register to become part of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices Manitoba/Saskatchewan network.
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.
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.
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. Please complete the short registration below to get involved.
Apprenticeship Incentive Grants for Women
Federal Incentive Grants
Earn while you learn.
Resources for Manitoba & Saskatchewan Tradeswomen and Employers
We Connect Apprentices & Employers
Employers can contact the Prairie Office to Advance Women Apprentices supporting Manitoba and Saskatchewan 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.
who we are
Discover the stories of the tradeswomen and employers supported by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.
Partnerships with unions like the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 254 improve opportunities for tradeswomen and ensure they’re receiving the benefits they need to succeed.
Since 2014, YWCA Saskatoon has been running a program called Trades Journey in which they assist women into economic sustainability through careers in the construction trades industry.
Resources for Manitoba Tradeswomen and Employers
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