Partnership Opportunities

The success of our many events and our effective promotion of careers in skilled trades and technology depends on the support of our private/public sector partners. Skills/Compétences Canada offers partnership opportunities in conjunction with our key programs including:

Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC)




Save the date and register now for the 26th Skills Canada National Competition!

Vancouver Convention Centre
May 28 – 29, 2020

Sponsorship Opportunities Package

With its location near the mouth of the Fraser River and on the waterways of the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet, and their tributaries, Vancouver has, for thousands of years, been a place of meeting, trade and settlement. It is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. Winters in Greater Vancouver are the fourth mildest of Canadian cities after nearby Victoria, Nanaimo and Duncan, all on Vancouver Island.

Through SCNC, Skills/Compétences Canada promotes skilled trade and technology careers to Canadian youth. The Skills Canada National Competition is our flagship event and is an ideal way to connect with students and apprentices!

More information coming soon!




Shanghai, China

Over 1,200 competitors, 2,000 experts, 3,000 volunteers and thousands of visitors will participate in this exciting event. At WorldSkills, the world’s most skilled youth from up to 75 countries and regions competed in 50 disciplines for the prestigious title of World Champion.

2019 is the selection year for WorldSkills Team Canada 2021 to compete at the WorldSkills Competition.

Thanks to the increased involvement of our partners, WorldSkills Team Canada will have the opportunity to participate in this international event that brings together the world’s most talented competitors in skilled trades and technologies.

Sponsorship opportunities (TBD)

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The 25th Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC)
Halifax Exhibition Centre
Halifax, NS
May 28 – 29

Over 7,000 student visitors attended SCNC 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Event Highlights

Try-A-Trade® and Technology
 Activities: visitors put their skills to the test and get a feel for the trades, such as bricklaying, electrical wiring and cooking.

“It was more interesting than what I had imagined and I now am thinking of possible options for the future”

“It is interesting and it gave me choices of things I had never thought were possible and some things I had never seen”

– SCNC student visitors

The following partners hosted a Try-A-Trade® and Technology activity at SCNC 2019:

  • UA Canada
  • Volvo Construction Equipment/Strongco
  • RV Careers
  • Volkswagen
  • J.D. Irving/Irving Shipbuilding
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Stanley DeWalt
  • Nova Scotia Boat Builders Association
  • Viega
  • Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council
  • Trucking Human Resource Sector Council
  • Nova Scotia Department of Early Education and Childhood Development
  • NSCC Mobile Learning Centre
  • NSCC


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For more information about partnership opportunities please contact :
Gail Vent, Director, Business Development
1 877 754-5226 ext. 507