National Skilled Trade and Technology Week

NSTTW 2021

National Skilled Trade and Technology Week
October 31 – November 6, 2021



The National Skilled Trade and Technology Week (NSTTW) was established by Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC). The goal of this week-long event is to promote and host awareness raising events around the many career opportunities in skilled trades and technology in Canada. During NSTTW, organizations from across Canada will engage in a “hands-on” way to promote skilled trades and technology careers to youths, parents and the general public.


Skilled Trades are important for our economy

Skilled trade and technology sectors are important for our2 economy with abundant career opportunities for young Canadians. In our  2020 Economic Impact of the Canadian Recreation Vehicle Industry study, it revealed a majority of the contribution occurs after the initial RV purchase. More specifically, expenditures associated with RV ownership and use account for 78% of the total value added to the Canadian economy.


NSTTW 2021 graphics (1)Stigma and simply not knowing the availability of career opportunities in skilled trades continue to leave many vacancies unfilled. To raise awareness, Skills/Compétences Canada collaborate with member organizations, industry partners to host and facilitate a variety of skilled trades and technology activities to offer more insight into skilled trade career options. They also engage business and political leaders in discussions about the importance of these careers for our country, to focus media attention on these careers and to highlight those individuals that pursued skilled trade and technology career paths.


Goals of this campaign

  • Encourage Canada’s youths to think about skilled trade and technology careers as viable options.
  • Encourage youths to engage in projects/experiences involving skilled trades and technology, fostering conversations between industries, teachers and students.1
  • Engage industry thought leaders and political decision makers by creating a dialogue focused on the importance of encouraging uptake in skilled trades and technology careers to ensure that Canada remains at the forefront of competitive advantage in global economies.


RV Careers Contest

From October 31 to November 6, enter our contest on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a plush camping set complete with faux log cushions and blanket! Leave us a comment on what you have learned while attempting to fix or transform your own RV or help others in their RV transformation journey. Bonus points for photos!


National Skilled Trade & Technology Virtual Career Exploration 



This event is free for students of all ages, apprentices, teachers and career seekers.

You will learn about career and education pathways in the skilled trades and also engage with industry partners from across Canada.

Take part in the skills for success trivia challenge for a chance to win a DJI Mini 2 Drone!

Space is limited. Register now!