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Introduction to Residential Construction

The Introduction to Residential Construction Trades program will give you the skills and training you need to get a job in this quickly-growing sector.

  • FREE!
  • Limited Spaces Available!

Delivery: Six half-day sessions delivered over 3 weeks.

Location: IEC Hamilton

Spaces Available: 15 per Cohort, 120 students

  • Introduction to construction career pathways and businesses.
  • Personalized pathway goal setting, recommendations, and referrals.
  • Assistance with resume, job search, and interview skills.
  • Earn a Work Ethic micro-credential from Mohawk College.


We welcome applications from all those interested in WAGE, but please note that priority will be given to those who:

  • are 19 years of age or older (High school completion is NOT a requirement).
  • are women or gender-diverse folks.
  • are Indigenous or racialized; and/or newcomers.
  • have no, or limited, post-secondary education (i.e., college, university, apprenticeship).
  • live within the community in which the course(s) is being offered.
  • receive government assistance (i.e., Ontario Works, ODSP).

We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.

Should class registration not be full by the application deadline, applicants who do not meet the criteria will be considered on a chronological basis.

Wrap-around supports (at no cost to the participant):

Click the button below to sign up for more details and join the waitlist.

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.