We wish to learn from you about which jobs in the skilled trades are in demand in York Region, as well as how you recruit and train workers to meet your skill needs among these occupations.

Skilled trades occupations refer to jobs that often require apprenticeship training. Some skilled trades jobs are compulsory (which means a worker requires trades certification) such as electrician, hair stylist or auto service technician; other jobs in skilled trades are voluntary (a worker does not require certification), such as cook, carpenter, tool and die maker or heavy-duty equipment mechanic.

For the purpose of this survey, “in-demand” refers to an occupation with high employment opportunities/openings and strong earnings potential, offering work in a key local industry or one where you feel there is a severe shortage of qualified workers.

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* 1. Do you employ skilled trades workers?