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:

  • 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

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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. 

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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.

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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. Please complete the short registration below to get involved.


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

Our Stories

Discover the stories of the tradeswomen and employers supported by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.



Meet Jill Boyce, the groundbreaking construction Project Manager, who defiled traditional paths. Her journey into the trades started unexpectedly, discovering a passion for physical labour while working part-time in a glass distribution company.

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Meet Jessica Patrick! Being part of the trades has been a way of life for her. At a young age in her Papa’s heavy duty mechanics and welding shop, Jessica Patrick’s trades journey began.

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Introducing Lacey Frigon, a highly skilled Red Seal Journeyperson in the Collision Repair/Auto Body trade. She is passionate about transforming damaged vehicles into certified, road-worthy masterpieces.

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Prairie Office

2551 Albert St. N

RM of Sherwood, SK S4K 0A6