RESOURCE CENTRE

All the HVACR resources you need if you consider joining the skilled trades sector.

APPRENTICESHIP GRANTS

The Government of Canada offers several  apprenticeship grants including an apprenticeship incentive grant for women willing to enter the Trades.

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EXPLORE SKILLED TRADES

Watch Exclusive Interviews with Tradespeople and learn about their work and how to enter their field.

If you experience technical difficulties viewing this page, the interviews can be accessed HERE on YouTube.

JobTalks.org is a SSHRC funded research initiative to promote Skilled Trades careers in Canada.

Watch interviews with tradespeople who love their jobs. Hear why they chose their career, how they entered into it, and how others can too...

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JOB TALKS - REFRIGERATION AND AC MECHANIC

Brandi is a Refrigeration and AC Mechanic and a Gas Fitter 1. She wanted a job that was recession proof. She felt that everyone needs heating in the winter and cooling in the summer so her trade choice was perfect! Not very many women in her trade but she believes anyone can do it. Brandi thinks there is a need for more workers. There are many ways to get into her trade; watch her video to find out the possible paths.

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THE PROSPERITY PROJECT

The Prosperity Project™ is a new not-for-profit organization founded to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian women who are being disproportionately affected. 


The Rosie the Riveter-Inspired Initiative, presented by Ontario Power Generation, is one of the five Initiatives at The Prosperity Project. As part of this Initiative, the Rosie Resource Portal is where you will find online resources for women in STEM, skilled trades, and leadership. where you will find online resources for women in STEM, skilled trades, and leadership.

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WOMEN UNLIMITED, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION IN NOVA SCOTIA THAT PROMOTES THE FULL PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN TRADES AND TECHNOLOGY

Women Unlimited works with industry, governments, educational institutions and the community to address the systemic barriers that limit the participation of diverse women in these fields.

"I was given the opportunity to attend a Women in HVAC&R presentation. It was great! I really loved their backgrounds, knowledge and support they offer to help women in the trades. Brandi and Jessica have a great understanding of women in the trades, it solidified my decision to pursue a career in HVACR" - Chelsea, Women Unlimited participant, Nova Scotia, May 2021.

"Women in HVACR Canada gave an excellent virtual presentation to our Women Unlimited Trades and Tech career exploration program, and I would recommend them to anyone interested in learning more. Jess and Brandi were engaging, informative, and relatable in their presentation. Their overview was curated for the newcomers in the group, and hearing each of their shared experiences and pathways into HVAC provided encouragement. Their dedication to supporting other women in finding careers that suit their curiosity was clear and welcome to see." - Angela, Women Unlimited participant, Nova Scotia, May 2021.

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TRAINING TRADES, THE SMARTEST AND EASIEST WAY TO FIND INDUSTRY APPROVED TRAINING IN YOUR AREA.

Offered by the top qualified manufacturers and suppliers, Training Trades is the quickest method to find a variety of available training near you. 

Learn from professionals and discover a wealth of knowledge in the library section. Review training material from industry professionals around the world.

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HTS UNIVERSITY
MARCH 31, 2021 - MAY 26, 2021

HVAC Fundamentals is a 9-week training program designed to enhance engineers’ fundamental HVAC skills. This program is specifically geared towards engineers new to the industry and those engineers looking to improve…

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