Skills Canada works to encourage and support a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth.

Skills Canada works to encourage and support a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth.

Our Mission

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization that encourages youth to explore the growing opportunities in skilled trades and technology careers by offering an immersive approach to learning. 

Upcoming Virtual Programs

Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge

Registration now open! Sign up here.

The 18th Annual Intermediate Challenge will be held online for students grade 7 to 9 on November 1-8, 2020. Competitions include Workplace Safety, Graphic Design, Photography, The Pitch, Public Speaking, Job Search, Job Skill Demonstration, and FIRST Lego League Robotics. 

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Skilled Futures Making at Home Program

The Making at home program offers Junior high & High school students the opportunity to engage in interactive workshops using materials found at home. 

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Skilled Futures Virtual Events

Skilled Futures virtual events offer students the opportunity to learn from mentors in a number of in-demand career industries and community organizations.  

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Vale Career Explorations

SCNL is pleased to offer virtual career explorations to students in and out of the classroom. Vale Career Explorations include educational activities, challenges, quizzes, and career resources activities that can be engaged with online. 

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Bridging the Skills Gap

We are working with employers to bridge the skills gap and invite employers to share valuable insight that will help youth develop the essential skills necessary to be successful in the changing workplace. With your help, we can address the skills shortage and guide the youth of today into the workforce of tomorrow. Join us in leading the skills-led economic recovery. To connect with us, please email


Intermediate Challenge

The Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge presents a friendly competitive atmosphere where students in grades 7 to 9 can showcase their abilities in fields of Graphic Design, 2D/3D Animation, Hairstyling, Cooking Photography, Public Speaking, Robotics and more

Provincial Competition

Skilled trade, technology and employability competitions for secondary and post-secondary students and apprentices. Most provincial competitions occur during our biggest event of the year, Annual Skilled Career Day.

National Competition

Most Provincial Gold Medalists advance to represent Team Newfoundland *nationally* at the Skills Canada National Competition

World Skills International

We inspire young people to develop a passion for skills and pursuing excellence, through competitions and promotions.

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