Canada as a whole faces a significant shortage of skilled labour. The only viable long-term solution to the pending skills shortage is to make sustained investments in recruitment, training and development to satisfy current and future requirements.
Union organizations, including the construction and trades unions affiliated with the Manitoba Building Trades, are at the forefront of training delivery. Most building trade unions such as those representing pipefitters, electrical workers, labourers and operating engineers, have established facilities to train apprentices and certified tradespeople. Our affiliated unions work in partnerships with unionized contractors to look beyond the bend and make essential investments to support the Canadian economy in the future.