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Office to Advance Women Apprentices SK

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices Saskatchewan was created to engage and support tradeswomen working in construction trades in the province.

The office has a mandate to offer support and increase employment opportunities for tradeswomen and women entering apprenticeable trades in Saskatchewan. We offer a registry database of female tradespersons identifying trade, level of apprenticeship, employment status, resumes, travel availability, etc.

With the support of Employment and Social Development Canada and Canada’s Building Trades Unions, we’re committed to identify barriers, track and measure success, and offer ongoing support to skilled construction tradeswomen in Saskatchewan to increase their chances for success.

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices Saskatchewan creates ongoing support services for women seeking or already employed in the skilled construction trades. 

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

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices project was started in Newfoundland and Labrador where, today, women account for approximately 13 percent of the skilled construction trades workforce, compared to a four percent rate nationally. Building on the success of the Newfoundland and Labrador office, the model is now being replicated in five other provinces, including Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan where at least 750 women, including Indigenous women, are expected to be served through the offices.


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Join Our Network

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

EMPLOYERS

We Connect Apprentices & Employers

Employers can contact the Office to Advance Women Apprentices SK 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.


Featured Tradeswoman

Tammy Poorman was the first person in her family to graduate high school, but she wanted to go further. She did! And now she’s working with our office, we’re going to help her keep growing.

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Featured EMPLOYER

We’re flying high with Flyer Electric! This company has been so supportive of our office and has been one of our biggest advocates in the Saskatchewan area.

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Featured Partner

The CBTU is invested in diversifying the workforce! Find out more about our partnership and how we’re working together to get more women employed in the trades.

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CONTACT US

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1-1334 Wallace Street

Regina, SK S4N 3Z4

Anita Bencharski

Project Assistant