List of 2012 Exhibitors
apprenticesearch.com is more than a website. Through 10 years it has evolved into a
community of people sharing a common passion – the skilled trades.
apprenticesearch.com functions as a workforce development tool, funded by Employment Ontario and administered by the Halton Industry and Education Council (HIEC). Our bilingual website is designed to raise awareness and promote the skilled trades as a viable career path and address and change negative perceptions. Through the job matching database connections are made between potential apprentices, employers and community partners within the four skilled trade sectors. apprenticesearch.com is a FREE service and as of 2009 expanded to serve all of Ontario.
Aveda Institute Toronto: Hair school… The way it should be! Your raw talent and creative vision are what make you unique. Turn your passion into your livelihood at a school that helps you realize your full potential. The Aveda Institute offers training for the next generation of hair stylists, colourists, salon owners, estheticians, makeup artists and beauty professionals. Gain practical experience under the guidance of passionate, seasoned hairstyling educators; Learn cutting-edge curriculum, and experience true beauty, inside and out – it’s hair school…The way it should be.
Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO). AARO is a not for profit automotive association, our association provides independents with a united and credible voice before government.
Algonquin College. The Faculty of Technology and Trades at Algonquin College is made up of three distinct areas. The School of Advanced Technology, the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence, and the Heritage Institute at Algonquin College’s Perth Campus. The Faculty provides the in-school component for a number of Apprenticeship Training programs including construction, electrical and automotive related trades. In addition to apprenticeship training the Faculty of Technology and Trades offers traditional post-secondary programs that include one-year College certificates and graduate certificates, two-year Ontario College diploma and three-year Ontario College advanced diploma programs as well as unique four-year degree programs including joint-collaborative degree programs with Carleton University
Art & Technique Academy of Hairstyling and Esthetics offers diploma programs in one of the fastest growing industries in North America. Salons and Spas continue to experience a dynamic growth in the service sector. As a graduate of Art & Technique, you can apply your natural talents and become a top professional with marketing diverse abilities. Graduate with a college diploma in less than “One Year”. Our success is based on Industry Standard Training, Modern Curriculum, Instructor Led Classes with Individual Tutoring and most importantly hands on Valuable Salon/Spa Experience. Do What You Love… Register today!! www.artandtechnique.com
Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA). CGSA represents golf course superintendents from across Canada and internationally. Superintendents manage the golf course or the playing field for the game of golf. Our mission is to provide the programs and services necessary for the success of superintendents. Our vision is to be essential to the golf course management profession.
Coinamatic Canada Inc. Coinamatic is Canada’s most trusted name in apartment laundry services and consulting. We serve over 1.7 million Canadians every week and deliver world class services and equipment to our clients. Coinamatic operates from regional branches in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Windsor, Toronto, London, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Montreal, and Halifax with our head office located in Mississauga.
Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre. The mission of the Canadian Forces is to:
• protect Canada,
• defend North America in co operation with the U.S.
• contribute to international peace and security.
Canadian Automotive Repair and Service. The Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Council is a not-for-profit organization and Canada’s leader in human resource development and training for the automotive repair and service industry. Helping to build and support successful businesses in this exciting and vital industry is a key focus for CARS. More than just a sectoral voice, the Council is a dynamic network that supports and represents employers and employees who work in Canadian automotive repair and service – one of the largest and most important components of Canada’s labour market.
Canadian Welding Association. The Canadian Welding Association is a not-for-profit division of the CWB Group. The CWA was formed as a national membership driven association, mandated to promoting and supporting the welding and joining industry in Canada.
Canadian Beauty College is a leading Toronto beauty college that offers a number of diploma programs, non-vocational certificates, workshops and seminars for individuals pursuing an aesthetic career. These programs will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and expertise you will need to be a successful cosmetic professional.
Centennial College School of Transportation. Canada’s Leading Transportation Training Centre is closer than you think. Located in eastern Toronto, Centennial College’s School of Transportation features the largest on-site transportation and aircraft technology training facility in Canada, offering education and training in: Automotive, Truck/Coach, Heavy Duty, Motorcycle and Powersport, Aviation/Aircraft, Autobody and Professional Pilot Training. We offer Apprenticeship programs, along with one and two-year post-secondary diploma programs, including two-year co-op programs in Automotive, Truck/Coach, and Heavy Duty.
P: (416) 289 5000, ext: 7606 | F: (416) 759 4075
centennialcollege.ca | The Future of Learning
The Career Coach is a mobile career and settlement information centre that is opent to the public with a focus on services for newcomers and newcomer youth.
CLAC is an independent Canadian labour union representing over 50,000 workers in a wide range of sectors―construction, health care, retail, service, transportation, manufacturing, and others. Based on principles that promote the values of respect, dignity, fairness, and integrity, CLAC’s approach to labour relations stresses membership advocacy, cooperation, and the long term interests of the workplace community. As a full service union, CLAC also provides a comprehensive training program to its members, including health and safety training, skills upgrading, apprenticeship coordination, and tuition assistance. CLAC’s employment assistance service connects workers with employers, aiding people in their search for employment. For more information on the wide range of services that CLAC provides, go to www.clac.ca .
Conestoga College- Trades and Apprenticeship. Conestoga offers a comprehensive array of programs at all four of its main campuses, Doon(Kitchener),Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo. Conestoga offers great hands on programs to help you get into the trades.
Collision Industry Information Assistance. To represent the best interests of the industry, providing opportunities for growth for environmentally sound, profitable businesses, having trained professionals serving the public. Visitors to the booth will be entered into a draw for a 6 night Basic Estimating Training Course worth $550.00 plus HST.
College Of Renewable Energy. A full-time residential MTCU-approved Private Career College, offering both short and long-term NABCEP-approved hands-on programs, teaching SOLAR photovoltaic/thermal design & installation. Other Renewable Energies (biogas, biomass, wind, etc.) also covered.
Humber College: College Certificates, Diplomas, Apprenticeships, and Degrees.
HI-Mark. Canadian owned and in Business since 1995, HI-Mark is Ontario’s largest provider of Gas Technician Training and Certification. We offer both full and part time programs ranging from entry level Gas Technician 3 to top level Gas Technician 1. The day time G3/2 course is a co-op program designed for people entering the trades. This course provides the student with a combination of in class theory and practical training and valuable exposure to the trades and employers during the co-op. We are accredited by (TSSA) The Technical Standards And Safety Authority as a Training Provider,and are also registered with (MTCU) The Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities as a Private Career College.
ERC Peel. ERC Peel offers services to the general public through our employment resource centres located in Brampton and Mississauga. These centres provide the general public with a wealth of information and referral services to assist with a variety of employment needs. We offer free employment seminars, job search tools and guest speakers. There is an employment services worker onsite to assist with any career/employment related question. Users have access to all the tools and resources needed to job search such as business directories, the internet, fax machines and photocopier.
Electrical College of Canada. Electrical College of Canada instructors are Licensed Electricians with extensive practical experience within the industry. Our programs are 12 weeks and offer hands-on experience in conjunction with in-shop skill development.
Goodrich. Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Goodrich has one of the broadest portfolios of products in the aerospace industry. The company serves a global customer base, with over 24,000 employees across approximately 90 manufacturing and service facilities in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.goodrich.com.
The Institute of Food Processing Technology. Institute of Food Processing Technology offers programs designed to address a key challenge facing Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry: the shortage of skilled workers. Although the food and beverage processing industry is the 2nd largest manufacturing sector in the province employing over 110,000 workers, recent studies conducted by the AOFP have identified significant shortages in the skilled trades area including electronic instrument techniques, industrial electricians, millwrights, process operators, stationary engineers and high speed packaging machine operators. In order to remain competitive and a significant employer in Ontario and Canada, skilled workers who have a thorough understanding of food processing and food safety are needed.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 675,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.
INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TRADES
Institute of Technical Trades. The Institute of Technical Trades Toronto is more than a training facility – it is a commitment. Our dedicated team is committed to providing quality education, support and guidance to individuals enrolled in our technical trade schools in Toronto. From innovative classes for new students to continuing education courses for experienced trades professionals, our mission at the Toronto Institute of Technical Trades is to provide you with up-to-date technology and training to further advance your career.
Job Skills. Throughout its years of providing service, Job Skills-Employment & Business Programs & Supports (operating as Job Skills) has established a strong community presence and continuously works to strengthen its relationships with Employment Service providers, social service agencies, the business community, educational institutions, municipalities and all levels of government. These relationships make it possible to assist clients to reach their employment goals, achieve economic self-reliance and participate in community life. Job Skills’ Programs and Services are provided at no cost to unemployed individuals and are funded by the Government of Canada as well as the provincial and municipal governments and the United Way of York Region. Funds are also generated through special initiatives.
Job Classified features job search results for the Calgary, Edmonton, and Greater Toronto marketplaces. Looking for a job or wishing to change careers? Job Classified has them: white collar, blue collar, or no collar! Use our keyword search above, or click on the Job Classified publication that’s in your area and view the e-edition.
Kriska. Kriska, one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, is a leading provider of transportation and logistics services supporting our customers in Canada and the United States. We are also a proud supporter of the Commercial Tractor Trailer Driver Apprenticeship Program and encourage interested applicants to visit our website for more detail on our entry level positions.
Katimavik. Katimavik is a great opportunity for youth ages 17-21 to get hands-on work experience, build their résumés, acquire approximately 1000 hours of volunteer work and travel Canada. Katimavik promotes civic engagement and fosters sustainable communities through challenging national youth service programs. Since 1977, Katimavik has enabled more than 30,000 Canadians to be involved in more than 2,000 communities throughout Canada. Volunteers between the ages of 17 and 21 live with 10 other youth from across the country in one or two communities. They commit to volunteering in the context of a six-month program where they provide work 28 to 35 hours a week for a variety of not-for-profit organizations.
L.I.F.T. Training offers industrial safety training for individuals looking to get Lift Truck, Crane and Aerial Work Platform certification. Courses are designed for individuals with and without any prior experience and is ideal for those individuals who are looking to start a new career or looking to upgrading their current skills. Lift Training provides Theory and Practical Hands-on Training to the current government standards and regulations.
MiWay – the new Mississauga Transit
MiWay is the 4th largest transit system in Ontario.
Serves a growing population of 738,000 (2010) and services an area of almost 178.63 square kilometres (about 70 square miles)
Number of Transit Operators: 885
Number of Transit Mechanics: 74
On October 4, 2010 two new distinct sub-branded transit service in Mississauga were introduced: MiExpress (blue buses) that operate on express routes and MiLoval (orange) buses that operate on location and school routes.
For more information visit our website at www.miway.ca
MicroSkills. A multicultural, non-profit, community-based organization committed to assisting employment-disadvantaged immigrant and racial minority women.
Mohawk College. Mohawk College’s diverse program offerings are offered at the apprenticeship, continuing education, diploma and collaborative degree level, allowing students to optimize their education. Cooperative education programs give students real-world experience, preparing them for successful careers in their field. Mohawk College is fully accredited and funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC).
Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree, apprenticeship and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. Niagara College is also recognized as a leader in student satisfaction, consistently ranking among the top colleges in Ontario in this area according to annual Key Performance Indicator surveys mandated by the province of Ontario. The survey also gives Niagara College high marks in graduate employment rate, graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction.
Learn more at NiagaraCollege.ca.
Nortrax. Nortrax is North America’s largest John Deere construction and forestry dealer. We are 21 branches strong throughout Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland & Labrador. For multiple manufacturers, we specialize in new, used and rental equipment. Our parts team stocks an impressive selection for all leading brands and our highly trained technicians service all makes and models. We are committed to establishing the industry standard for selling and servicing the highest quality equipment and maintaining the highest degree of customer satisfaction. Just like the people who make up our team, the rewards of a Nortrax career go above and beyond. We have the safest workplace in the industry. We offer a competitive compensation program centered on continuous learning, internal advancement opportunities, professional development through John Deere University and a generous pension plan.
Ontario Clean Water Agency. When you want safe, reliable and cost-effective clean water services, OCWA is a name you can trust. In fact, 180 clients already put their trust in OCWA, from municipalities and First Nations, to institutions and businesses. OCWA clients can expect superior value and comprehensive first-rate service solutions. We are the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario – backed by a team of experienced professionals committed to high-quality performance and excellence.
Ontario Truck Driving School. Founded in 1978, Ontario Driving School of London Inc., is one of the largest driving schools in the area and is a name which has acquired the best reputation around. Ontario Driving School of London Inc. is a fully bonded Registered Private Vocational School. We began operations by offering driver education for automobiles only. Within a short time, Ontario Truck Driving School was formed in response to industry needs. This division’s objective is to provide truck and bus drivers professionally trained in the operation of modern vehicles utilized by today’s transportation firms.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools. Full-time students in Grades 11 and 12 earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades.
Ontario Trucking Association. OTA Road Knights are a group of Ontario professional truck drivers who serve as ambassadors throughout the trucking community. Travelling the province to speak to community groups, safety organizations, schools, car clubs, etc. the OTA Road Knights play a key role in enhancing public understanding of how to safely share the road with a truck, the professionalism of truck drivers, the critical role played by the industry and the numerous careers that the industry offers.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities can help you get the education and training you need to build a rewarding career after high school. You can choose from university and college programs, apprenticeships and many other kinds of training and education.
Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO). The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) is a progressive organization dedicated to the provision of quality training consistent with evolving industry needs and government standards in order to ensure a safe, efficient and effective construction industry.
Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Associations. The Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association continues to supply dealers with the best education programs for the RV industry. The ORVDA is working to improve in all areas such as management training, service management courses, parts management set-up & display, service seminars, propane courses and apprenticeship programs to make employee training and development easy for you… and all members.
Peel Career Assessment Services. Peel Career Assessment Services Inc. provides support to participants as they explore their full potential and maximize their employment success.
Peel-Halton-Dufferin Adult Learning Network supports and coordinates 12 Literacy & Basic Skills agencies. Our member agencies work with adults to improve their essential skills in preparation for education, training and employment opportunities.
PL Skylight. PL ROOF WINDOWS LTD. Located in Toronto, Canada is a manufacturer of high quality skylights. We supply patent fixed and venting skylights to customers in US and Canada, available in both standard and customized sizes. PL skylight is made of LOW-E Argon and tempered/tempered glass, PVC and aluminum and uses no wood, which allow us to give the customer a limited lifetime warranty. NO RUST, NO ROT, NO LEAK! Moreover, with our snap-on cover and adapter, it is easier to install the PL Skylight over other brands. PL Roof Windows Ltd is not only a manufacturer of high quality skylights; it is also an expert in replacing and installation of PL Skylights.
PNR RailWorks Inc. is Canada’s largest and most experienced full-service railway contractor. Founded in 1961, PNR RailWorks provides track, transit & systems, and signals & communications services throughout Canada through seven division offices. PNR RailWorks Inc. represents the Canadian operations of RailWorks Corporation, North America’s leader in providing track and transit & systems construction and maintenance services. RailWorks is a privately held company with annual revenue of about $500 million. It has an exemplary record of project accomplishment with experienced leadership and strong financial backing. RailWorks has 2,000 union and non-union employees who are committed to being the premier rail and rail-transit service provider in North America
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute (PAT). PAT Institute is Registered as a private career college under the Private Career College Act, 2005. We are also registered with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. PAT Institute currently offers academic credits to prepare candidates for entry into an apprenticeship. PAT Institute is designed exclusively in preparing young adults to succeed in skilled trades through the developed of strong technical and academic foundations. Our methodology of training supports practical learning which gives our graduates a jumpstart in meeting the high industry standards which they will encounter upon the beginning of their careers.
Robar Centre. Robar Centre is Ontario’s premier training institution for Heavy Equipment Operators. All prospective students are encouraged to visit our campus in Hamilton to discuss our training programs in detail, tour our facilities, and review all funding options.
Ryder Canada. Ryder is a fortune 500 company providing leading-edge supply chain and transportation management solutions worldwide.
Seneca College: From Here, Go Anywhere. Canada’s most vibrant college and a leader in post-secondary education. Recognized for career-focused programs, expert faculty with industry experience and connections and dedicated, helpful staff – all committed to the future success of Seneca graduates. senecacollege.ca
Service Canada. Service Canada was created in 2005 to improve the delivery of government programs and services to Canadians, by making access to them faster, easier, and more convenient. Service Canada offers single-window access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens through more than 600 points of service located across the country, call centres, and the Internet.
Skills for Change provides learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community for more than 30 years. Through it Trades Win Support program in Peel and York, internationally trained skilled trades professional are provided support in passing certificate of qualification exam and getting job. This program is funded by Government of Ontario and runs in partnership with Humber College.
Stanford International College. Stanford International College is offering courses in Trade for many years. Stanford International College is accredited by TSSA and CWB as a credited license centre for the courses of Gas Technician and Welding. We offer other courses too like Industrial Automation, Computer Aided Design and Drafting and Automation Technology.
St. Lawrence College. Providing students with an education that not only gets results but also helps to build better communities has been a hallmark of our experience since the college was established in 1967.
Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA). The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association is a labour union serving, protecting and raising the living standards of skilled men and women workers employed throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico in the construction, manufacturing, railroad and shipyard industries.
Sheridan Community Employment Services: Access to job postings is just the beginnning when you connect with Community Employment Services at Sheridan. This free comprehensive service is easy to use and staffed by skilled professionals who are ready to lend assistance and happy to introduce you to motivated employers.
Sheridan Apprentiship Training: Sheridan apprenticeship training in skilled trades programs is nationally recognized. Apprenticeship training programs have a reputation for excellence and feature outstanding hands-on instruction, expert faculty with years of industry experience, and state-of-the-art facilities. No apprentice program in Canada offers a better pathway to a career as a skilled, well-paid tradesperson or journeyperson.
Superior Boiler Works & Welding Ltd. Superior Boiler Works & Welding Ltd. has grown into one of our area’s largest General Mechanical, Electrical Contractors and Boiler Pressure Vessel Manufacturers. With over 140 employees and growing, we design, fabricate and install for a wide variety of applications. Over the years Superior has taken on complex projects and delivered on-time and on-budget solutions. We have become a “one stop shop”.
The Centre for Skills Development & Training: Get job ready—fast. The Centre for Skills Development & Training offers pre-apprenticeship skilled trades training in the construction, electrical and manufacturing fields. Our programs feature a combination of in-class and hands-on, shop-floor training, with a focus on developing technical and employability skills. Our committed staff work closely with each student to provide job search assistance. For more information, visit us on the web at www.thecentre.on.ca/skilledtrades, on Twitter at @wanna_trade or to attend a free information session please call 1-888-315-5521 ext. 121.
The Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ORAC)
The Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ORAC) – JTAC Apprenticeship Program. The JTAC Apprenticeship Program provides education through apprenticeship and continued education programs to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry.
Toromont CAT. As the leading Caterpillar Dealer for the provinces and territories of Nunavut, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Eastern Labrador, Toromont CAT sells, rents, and provides customer support services for new and used equipment. We also market and service Caterpillar engines for on-highway trucks, package industrial engines, and re-manufacture engines, engine components and other heavy equipment. At Toromont CAT, we carry over 300 Caterpillar products including earthmoving and construction equipment, paving machines, forestry and mining equipment, engines and agricultural tractors. We also have a complete supply of replacement parts and fully-equipped service and repair facilities. Our truck engine parts and service are offered through our branch facilities and Truck Engine Product Support Dealers. In addition, our industrial engines are packaged to supply prime power applications, including co-generation, locomotive, landfill gas, landfill management and remote power generation.
TorontoJobs.ca. TorontoJobs.ca is the ultimate online job bank designed exclusively for employment listings in the Greater Toronto Area. Our flexibility, local focus, and advanced features make this website a vital online asset for both Job Seekers and Employers.
TradeUp for Success/PWU. We provide information on apprenticeships in the electrical industry working for Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation and Bruce Power.
vpi Inc. is a leading Canadian workforce management services company that is devoted to helping individuals and organizations better define and meet their goals. From individual Employment Counselling to Employer Management Services and Insurance, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with the right tools and resources. With more than two decades of experience, vpi is passionate about people and helping them work better together.
WestEndJobs.ca. We are Urban Media and we operate two Employment Newspapers within the GTA, West End Jobs and Toronto Jobs Journal, and two localized job boards, www.WestEndJobs.ca and www.TorontoJobsJournal.ca plus a national job board with a localized drill down to find that good job close to home, www.JobsClosetoHome.ca. We invented the concept of recruitment advertising and have over 22 years experience behind us. We do it better and for less.