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Looking for a more “hands-on” career? 
There is a huge, and growing, need for skilled trades workers in plumbing and heating as well as in the broader construction industry.  Colleges from coast-to-coast offer excellent training programs to get you started.
 
Careers in Construction
Today's construction industry – a $168 billion industry - represents 13% of Canada’s economy. It needs creative, skilled and competitive people in every part of the country.  This site is a great place to start with information about where to study, types of careers, salary expectations and more.
 
Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada Career Centre
Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada 's Career Centre is a single-source for members to post job opportunities and for those looking to post their resume to start their careers or to make a change.  It is also a site to review the many career options available for people considering jobs in the mechanical contracting industry including plumbing, HVAC, Service, Sales, Management, Estimating, Foreman, Project Manager and more. 

Advice from a successful business owner: a trade background brings many advantages.  Don Capotosto, Owner of Gimco Limited, shares his thoughts on the endless opportunities that come with a career in the trades. More.

HVACR Career Connections
The Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada site has information about careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. 

Skills Canada
Skills / Compétences Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth.
 
Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ)
Devenir entrepreneur en mécanique du bâtiment.

Employment and Social Development Canada – Trades and Apprenticeship
Skilled trades offer in-demand, recognized and well-paid careers. In many skilled trades, apprenticeship training is an essential step to becoming a certified tradesperson.

The Government of Canada is offering apprentices up to $4,000 in taxable grants to apprentices registered in designated Red Seal trades. A grant is not a loan and does not need to be repaid.
 
Government of Canada, Services for Youth - Apprenticeships
This page provides information on apprenticeships and the various grants available through the federal government.