Explore Trades

Do you prefer hands-on work? Do tools and machines interest you more than books and data?

You may be one of the people who find satisfying, well-paid work in trades. Occupations include a wide range of employment, such as:

  • Cook
  • Electrician
  • Mechanic
  • Painter
  • Carpenter
  • Hairstylist
  • Funeral director
  • Arborist
  • Guide
  • Instrument mechanic
  • Builder
  • Crane operator

Find out if there’s a career for you in the trades. Explore:

  • ITA Youth Find Your Trade - Click on words that best describe you and discover what careers suit you, as well as videos and profiles of careers in trades.
  • Skills Canada BC - Find out about the skills you’ll use in different trades.


View Career Trek videos and information about the skills you’ll use in these trades:

Explore more trades career videos with Career Trek.