SCNC 2020 School Field Trips





About SCNC 2020

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is a great opportunity for students to learn about skilled trades and technology careers through hands on activities and inspiring presentations. There are many interesting and lucrative careers in the trades and technologies on which the Canadian economy depends. In fact, many of these jobs are in high demand! Exposing students to these opportunities early on is a key factor in broadening their career prospects and ensuring they understand the importance of acquiring Essential Skills while in school.

Event Highlights

  • Free event: open to the public on competition days (May 28 and May 29)
  • Thousands of student visitors and spectators
  • Over 40 competitions, representing six sectors
  • Over 550 competitors from across Canada
  • Industry celebrities will be on site
  • Essential Skills Stage – interactive demonstrations by various stakeholder groups and celebrities designed to highlight the importance of Essential Skills.
  • “Career Zone” featuring exhibitors and sponsored Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities
  • New in 2020: “Technology Zone” featuring exhibitors and sponsored Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities along with several of SCNC’s competitions in the Information Technology Sector
  • Over 50 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. (View SCNC 2019 Activities)


School Field Trip Travel Assistance

When: May 28 and 29, 2020
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
FREE ADMISSION! Online Registration Here!

Skills/Compétences Canada invites youth groups from Vancouver and area to visit the Skills Canada National Competition. Spend an unforgettable day discovering skilled trade and technology careers! Travel assistance is available, see guidelines below:

Travel Assistance Guidelines

  • A maximum of 2 travel allowances may be applied for by one school or group
  • Up to $300 per bus (based on a return trip), up to a total $600 per school
  • An eligible bus constitutes a minimum of 25 students
  • Transportation may be booked through a transportation company of your choice
  • Travel assistance requests will be awarded on a ‘first come first serve’ basis
  • Confirmation of travel assistance will be sent to you via email, once approved

An estimated time of arrival and departure is mandatory when completing the online application bus subsidy form. Funds will be allocated to qualifying schools’ post-event.

All copies of paid invoices MUST be received by the Skills Canada National office no later than June 26, 2020 to be considered for reimbursement. Reimbursements will only be made AFTER the Skills Canada National Competition and ONLY once a copy of a paid invoice has been received.

Travel assistance is to help with costs specific to bus/driver rental, substitute teachers and such.

Copies of Paid Invoices should be scanned and emailed no later than June 26, 2020 to: indicating the subject line as: Travel Assistance Invoice.

SCNC student visitors’ testimony:

“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”

We hope you can join us!

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