The Government of Canada is promoting careers in the skilled trades as a strong first-choice career path for youth and young adults:
"Canada's workforce needs more skilled trade workers. They have expertise and skills that are essential to our economy and our way of life. When Canadians are contemplating a new career, we want them to consider entering the skilled trades and to understand the exciting, well-paying opportunities that they present."
– Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough