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Women in the Skilled Trades Initiative │ Employment and Social Development Canada


up to $3,000,000 for a project that is up to 48 months in duration.


The Women in Skilled Trades Initiative focuses on funding projects that recruit, retain, and help women apprentices succeed in the 39 eligible Red Seals trades found predominately in the construction and manufacturing sectors.

Eligible Applicants

Your organization must be located in Canada and be 1 of the following types:

  • union representing workers in Red Seal trades or an organization managing training funds for Red Seal trades workers, for example:
    • a joint training fund set up by a union
    • a union and an employer association
  • not-for-profit organization
  • for-profit organization (provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, not intended to generate profit, and supports program priorities and objectives)
  • municipal government
  • Indigenous organization including:
    • band council
    • tribal council
    • Self-government entity
  • provincial and territorial government including:
    • agency
    • institution
    • Crown corporation

Eligible Expenses

Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • organizing women-led events
  • creating partnerships with women’s groups, community colleges, unions or employers to promote the 39 eligible Red Seal trades
  • supporting women’s progression through a Red Seal apprenticeship in at least 1 of the 39 eligible Red Seal trades
  • offering mentorship by female role models, women-in-the-skilled-trades networks, and opportunities to share success stories
  • creating a welcoming workplace where women can feel comfortable and safe in work sites
  • providing wrap-around supports, such as guidance, tutoring, childcare support, flexible childcare arrangements

Deadline Date

  December 1, 2022.
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