Skills Canada NL 

Address: 75 Barbour Drive, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 2X3. (SCNL is on the back side of the building and can be accessed from the Jackman Drive entrance).

Tel: (709) 739-4172         
Fax: (709) 739-4198

Facebook: @SkillsCanadaNewfoundlandandLabrador Instagram: @SkillsCanadaNL   
Twitter: @Skills_NL 
YouTube: Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador


Skills Canada works to encourage and support a coordinated approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth. The goals of Skills Canada NL are to raise awareness of skilled trades and technologies by bringing youth into a competitive spotlight; to improve competencies, self-esteem and the achievement level of individuals pursuing careers in the skilled trades and technologies; and to educate and encourage young Canadians to develop skills that address labour shortages and support Canada’s economic well-being. 

Target Population:

Young Canadians primarily, but also parents and educators.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • Main Program: Competitions – regional, provincial, national and international trades technology competitions for junior high, high school and post-secondary / apprenticeship students 
  • Skilled Futures: The goal of the Skilled Futures program is to offer junior high and high school-aged students across the province the opportunity to engage in interactive skilled trade and technology workshops and virtual events. SCNL has expanded the Skilled Futures program to tackle many relevant career options for students and offers focused workshops for female students and inclusive events for co-ed students. 
  • Vale In-school presentations outlining a wide array of career choices available to young Canadians. Skills Canada NL visits classroom across the province to discuss competitions and opportunities in skilled trades and technologies. They are also happy provide virtual services to students learning from home.
  • ENTER:preneur Program: Provides young tradespersons and technologists with the tools and knowledge to translate their skills into successful self-employment. This is accomplished by merging skilled trades and technology with professional business development in the form of interactive events for youth, instructors and education administration at the intermediate, secondary and post-secondary levels. Programs include Apprenticeship Conferences, Dragon Lairs, the Pitch Competitions and Educator Lunch and Learns 
  • Annual Skilled Career Day : Features our provincial competitions in 40 different skilled trade and technology areas. Secondary and post-secondry students from across the province to participate in competitions in skilled trade and technology careers
  • Makers Club Series : offers students the opportunity to engage in interactive workshops using materials found at home
  • National Skilled Trade & Technology Week: during this week long event the goal is to promote skilled trades and technology careers to youth, parents and the public

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