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Bright Futures in Home Building Are Available Right Now

Simply put, there has never been a better time than right now to start a fulfilling career in the home building and home renovation industry in Ottawa. Homeowner demand for skilled trades is high; home builders, home renovation and construction companies are hiring; job openings are plentiful, and so are the opportunities for learning and growth.

Home construction is a career that impacts every neighbourhood and hundreds of thousands of families. It’s a career where women and men can take great pride in their work. It’s also a career where people can take home a healthy paycheque while enjoying a robust work‑life balance.  If you’re the type of person who dreams of owning a business, home construction is a career choice where your dreams can come true.

Your career in home building can take several paths, including straight out of high school, community colleges, apprenticeships and career transitions through special government-funded training programs.

You’re probably familiar with most of the better‑known trade careers such as carpenter, electrician, plumber, mason, drywaller and welder, but did you know that there are dozens of other types of career choices available in the home building and home renovation sector?

Plenty of Jobs Today
and Tomorrow

COVID‑19 disrupted many careers, including retail, travel, tourism, hospitality, personal services and many more. As an essential industry, home construction has been able to continue throughout the pandemic. Workers have had work, and companies have been hiring. Through retirements and population growth, thousands of jobs are available now and for years to come. Whether you are starting or considering changing your career, right now is the perfect time to choose a career in homebuilding.

Earn Good Money
and Live A Good Life

In recent years, the wages of home construction workers have grown faster than many other types of jobs in many different industries. Education also costs less to establish a career which means instead of paying down student debt; you could be investing in yourself, your home and maybe a few toys sooner.

Start Earning An
Income Much Sooner

If you explore a construction apprenticeship during high school, your salary begins after graduation and continues growing as you learn and gain on‑the‑job experience. While other people your age are accumulating student debt, you’re getting a paycheque. That’s a financial head start you can take to the bank.

Work With Your Hands, Your Smarts And Technologies

Not every career in home construction involves power tools, heavy lifting and working outside. Many 21st‑century homebuilding careers include working off-site with innovative technologies that are transforming the industry. Every career in home construction requires critical thinking, creativity and an unwavering commitment to quality.