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:

  • What are you made of? - Pick from 12 words that best describe you to reveal several trades that could suit you.
  • Skills Canada BC - Find out about the skills you’ll use in different trades.
  • Discover Skills BC - Take a survey or watch trades students talk about their work.

Videos

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

Explore more trades career videos with Career Trek.