About

The Trades Connect Center provides an education/employment program for newcomers to develop their employability skills, receive academic upgrading, employment training and a pathway to a career. The main goal is to help newcomers of Canada receive the support they need for the transition from settlement to tax-paying employment.

Newcomers can submit their case on our website by registering through this form.

We also have provided a document with information about the Canadian job market.

Understanding Canadian job market demand


Program Overview

The Trades Connect Program is an IRCC funded program managed and operated by The Neighbourhood Organization. This program aims to increase the number of new immigrants to Canada employed in the construction and IT stream. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the workforce demand in the trades and the newcomer youth underrepresentation in the Canadian trades economy.

The program objectives are:

  1. To train participants with the basic skills and certifications required to work in the industry of their choice
  2. To prepare participants with the soft skills they need to successfully engage the workplace
  3. To provide networking opportunities that build social capital that can lead to potential job opportunities
  4. To link graduates with industry employers and unions

Trades Connect understands the need for income during these programs and supports our participants in finding part time income during our training sessions.
Our participants also benefit from the wrap around supports offered by TNO and partnering agencies.