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CAREER CENTRE
The “CAREER CENTRE” is a new section of the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada. It is designed as a single-source location for members of the MSCC to find career information on the various opportunities within our industry.

CAREER INFORMATION
Demand is high right now for all kinds of trade professionals. You can make great money while you learn on the job. There are many, many opportunities available in today's construction industry, which is $168 billion industry. Thanks to the Construction Sector Council, you can find great paying and  interesting careers that suit your lifestyle. We need people just like you! Click any of the the links below to see what opportunities are waiting...

Plumber
Gasfitter
HVAC Technician
Pipefitter-Steamfitter-Sprinkler
Boilermaker
Sheet Metal
Millwright
Shop Foreman
Project Manager
Site Superintendent
Contract Administrator
Construction Estimator
Construction Manager
Construction Supervisor - Level 1
Technical Sales/Suppliers


HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Apprenticeship is a way to learn job skills while you work and earn good wages. It combines classroom study with on-the-job experience that lets you earn while you learn a skilled trade. An apprenticeship program leads to professional certification as a journeyperson.

To enter an apprenticeship program, you need to have an employer who will sponsor you. There are a number of ways to find a sponsor and register as an apprentice:1-go through an apprenticeship and training committee, 2-arrange employment through a labour organization, 3- contact an employer directly. To find out the best way to get started, contact your zone or provincial MCA office. To find the office in your area, click here.

CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION
MCA Canada, in partnership with the Construction Sector Council (CSC), now provides all members access to the career centre on the CSC website. Members can access the website at http://www.careersinconstruction.ca.

RED SEAL CERTIFICATION
Each province and territory sets its own standards for certifying skilled construction workers. This means that certification in one place may not allow you to work in others. The Red Seal Program uses national standards and lets you write an Interprovincial Standards Examination to obtain a Red Seal. The Red Seal allows you to practice your trade anywhere in Canada. More than 80% of skilled construction workers are employed in Red Seal trades. The federal government is working to expand the use of Interprovincial Standards and to streamline the development of new Red Seal programs.

Earning Red Seal certification involves the following: a) graduating from a recognized provincial or territorial apprenticeship program, or b) earning a journeyperson certificate from your province or territory, and passing the Interprovincial Standards Examination for your trade.

Mechanical Red Seal certified trades - Click on any of the following construction careers for more information:

TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER SITE
The Construction Sector Council (CSC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) web portal, www.TempForeignWork.ca. This website provides everything an industry member or a foreign worker needs to know about the TFW program. Temporary foreign workers comprise a key part of Canada’s construction industry, helping to fill labour gaps during peak periods of activity. Based on the results of its report, Temporary Foreign Workers in the Canadian Construction Industry: An Analysis of Programs and Mechanisms (pdf)