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National Skills Champions are Honoured at the Skills Canada National Competition 2024, in Québec

Approximately 6,000 students visited the Skills Canada National Competition 2024 at the Centre de foires d’ExpoCité and witnessed the competitors in action

Québec, Québec, June 1, 2024 – Today, Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) released the final medal results of the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) 2024, in Québec City. Over the past week, over 500 students and apprentices from across the country competed for the title of national champion in over 40 Skill Areas at the Centre de foires d’ExpoCité. The complete list of medalists is available on the Skills/Compétences Canada Website.

Approximately 250 medals were awarded to the top competitors in six skilled trade and technology sectors, including: transportation, construction, manufacturing and engineering, information technology, services and employment. The competitors were evaluated based on strict industry standards and competed against the best in Canada.

During SCNC, approximately 6,000 student visitors, industry leaders, government officials and industry celebrities were in attendance to take part in the onsite activities such as the Skills Showcase featuring First Nations, Inuit and Métis Skills, the Empowering Women in the Trades initiative and over 50 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities. Celebrities included Cynthia Gauthier, welder and professional monster truck racer, and a strong advocate for women in skilled trades.

The goal of SCNC is to engage Canadian youth and promote all of the rewarding and lucrative careers that are available to them in the skilled trades and technologies. It is the only national multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country.

“The Skills Canada National Competition allows us to engage with our country’s future skilled workforce and inform them of the many opportunities that exist in the skilled trades and technologies. Through interactive activities, they can discover their interests and the great careers that are available to them in these in-demand sectors,” said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Officer, Skills/Compétences Canada.

In addition, RBC Future Launch awarded successful participants from each province and territory with a $1,500 RBC Best of Region Award at the Skills Canada National Competition. The annual award recognizes these leaders as they continue their education and training in the skilled trades industry. According to an RBC report, “Powering Up: Preparing Canada’s skilled trades for a post-pandemic economy”, Canada will face a shortage of 10,000 skilled trade workers by 2026.

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is supported by our Funding Partner the Government of Canada, as well as our Presenting Sponsors, UA Canada, Cenovus Energy and Home Hardware. SCNC 2025 will be held at the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) District, in Regina, Saskatchewan on May 29 and 30, 2025.

About Skills/Compétences Canada

Skills/Compétences Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not‐for‐profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trade and technology careers among Canadian youth. For more information visit: www.skillscompetencescanada.com

Follow Skills/Compétences Canada on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok. The event hashtag is #SCNC2024.


View the Skills Canada Flickr page daily to access and upload hundreds of high resolution pictures of competitors in action.

View SCC’s YouTube channel to view the livestream of the event and catch all of the action.

MEDIA CONTACT : Michèle Rogerson, micheler@skillscanada.com, 613-266-4771.


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