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Ontario Erectors Association

Spring 2017 issue of Trades Today is here!


There are 4,949 certified steamfitters in Ontario, of which 31 are female, and 780 registered apprentices, of which 21 are female. Fifty is the average age of Ontario’s steamfitters, so in the next decade, as in most construction trades, there will be an increased need for certified steamfitters—and Simone Hewitt is part of this new and in-demand cohort.

Read Simone’s story on page 8.

Staying tech smart is critical to staying up-to-date in your trade. Read what experts have to say about keeping up with demand on page 10.

Utility arborist John Bellehumeur shares his passion for the trades with his three sons on page 12.

Trades Today’s mailing address is:

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