Workforce development


Workforce Development Initiatives

Helmets to Hardhats Canada is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian military veterans and serving reservists build rewarding careers in the unionized construction and maintenance industries.

Building It Green is a project of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) aimed at improving skilled trades workers’ understanding and knowledge of how their work has a greater impact on climate change.

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Diversity & Inclusion


Through an online assessment and matching portal, prospective candidates will be able to explore all of the unique opportunities and career paths that exist in the unionized construction trades; assess their skills and suitability for a particular trade as a career; get matched with a local building trades union; and identify any gaps or supports they may need to get started.

CBTU supports a variety of training institutions and initiatives.

Registered apprenticeship programs train workers to become highly-skilled, construction workers through on-the-job training provided by an employer and in-school technical training.


CBTU supports a variety of training institutions and initiatives.

Building Connections