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Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Signs on with Skills/Compétences Canada to Support the Only National Skilled Trade and Technology Competition

RBC has joined Skills/Compétences Canada as Premier Sponsor of the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition, in Winnipeg.


OTTAWA, Ontario, February 22, 2023Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC), a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, is proud to announce that the RBC, Canada’s biggest bank and one of the largest in the world, will continue their support as Premier Sponsor of the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. RBC’s generous support will enable SCC to better promote careers in the skilled trades and technologies to students and apprentices in Canada through this important event.

In addition, RBC has also renewed as Best of Region Sponsor at SCNC Winnipeg 2023. The top scoring competitor from each province and territory will be awarded an “RBC Best of Region” award and will receive a $1,500 cash award to be presented by an RBC representative.

“The Skills Canada National Competition represents a great opportunity to engage with our country’s future skilled workforce. We are proud to be a partner of the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition and I look forward to connecting with youth over the course of this important event,” said Mark Fell, Head of Family Office and Strategic Clients, RBC.

On May 25 and 26, 2023, labour groups, industry partners, government officials, educators, and youth will gather at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, where over 550 students and apprentices will compete in 45 skilled trade and technology Skill Areas. Furthermore, approximately 10,000 students from Manitoba are expected to attend SCNC Winnipeg 2023. In addition to watching the competitors, students will have the opportunity to participate in over 50 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities throughout the two-day event.

“Being involved in the Skills Canada National Competition is a great way for our partners to inform youth about the great careers that are available in the skilled trades and technologies. Through our partnership with RBC, we are able to promote these rewarding careers and the importance of developing the skills needed to be successful,” said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Officer, Skills/Compétences Canada.

According to a recent report released by Employment and Social Development Canada, it is projected that 700,000 skilled trade workers will retire by 2028, creating a growing shortage of skilled workers.

About Skills/Compétences Canada
Skills Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not-for-profit organization with member organizations in each of the provinces/territories that work with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trade and technology careers among Canadian youth. Its unique position among private and public-sector partners enables it to work toward securing Canada’s future skilled labour needs while helping young people discover rewarding careers. Skills Canada offers experiential learning opportunities including skilled trade and technology competitions for hundreds of thousands of young Canadians through regional, provincial/territorial, national and international events, as well as skilled trade awareness programs. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Skills/Compétences Canada is the Canadian Member organization of WorldSkills. Follow Skills/Compétences Canada on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.



 MEDIA CONTACT: Michèle Rogerson, micheler@skillscanada.com, T. 343-883-7545 ext. 509.

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