Partnership Opportunities

The success of our many events and our effective promotion of careers in skilled trades and technology depends on the support of our private/public sector partners. Skills/Compétences Canada offers partnership opportunities in conjunction with our key programs including :

Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC)

23rd Skills Canada National Competition
RBC Convention Centre
Winnipeg, MB
ay 31 – June 3, 2017

Known as the “cultural cradle of Canada,” Winnipeg is Manitoba’s cosmopolitan capital city. It is a four-season destination boasting world-class performing arts, tantalizing dining, and unique neighbourhoods. The city is transforming with more than $2 billion of new investment in attractions and infrastructure, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Event Highlights

Try-A-Trade® and Technology Activities: these activities enable visitors to put their skills to the test and get a feel for the trades. Participants complete small projects that expose them to components of various trades, such as bricklaying, electrical wiring and cooking. Full sponsorship details are available in the 2017 Partnership Opportunities package.

“It was more interesting than what I had imagined and I now am thinking of possible options for the future”

“It is interesting and it gave me choices of things I had never thought were possible and some things I had never seen”

– SCNC student visitors

The following partners are hosting a Try-A-Trade® and Technology activity at SCNC 2017:

  • UA Canada
  • TransCanada
  • Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE)
  • Fountain Tire
  • Stanley DeWALT
  • Mac Tools
  • Volkswagen Audi
  • McCordick A Bunzl Company
  • Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada
  • SAFEWork Manitoba
  • Viega
  • Shaw Communications
  • Princess Auto
  • Merit
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Canadian Armed Forces

SCNC 2017 Exhibitors

Check out our Partner Blog Page


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
October 14 – 19, 2017 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 2017 Team Canada Prospects have been selected and will be announced soon!

WorldSkills Team Canada 2015 was presented with 5 Medals (2 Silver and 3 Bronze) as well as 10 Medallions for Excellence at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015. Canada’s Best of Nation Award was presented to Sébastien Rémillard from Quebec City for his performance in Cooking. The complete list of the medals and recognition presented to Team Canada for their performance at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 is available.

For more information about partnership opportunities please contact :
Gail Vent, Director, Business Development
1 877 754-5226 ext. 507