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The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country.  Every year, more than 500 young people from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology contests.

First students must compete at local, regional and provincial/territorial events to gain their place to represent their province/territory at SCNC.  They then compete against each other at the national level “Olympic Style”.  Landscape Gardening remains one of the more popular events as competitors build amazing “mini backyards” in less than 16 hours using Essential Skills such as Numeracy, Critical Problem Solving and Document Use.

Through these competitions, Skills/Compétences Canada seeks to raise awareness about skilled trades and technology sectors to all Canadian youth and their influencers.

To find out how you can support your local Competition or the National Event please contact Stacey Porter at


Check out your provincial competition dates and go support the industry:

BC – April 13th, 2016-Tradex, Abbotsford 

AB –May 11th- 12th,  2016 - Edmonton EXPO Centre.

MB – April 14th, 2016 - Red River College

ON – May 2-4th, 2016 - RIM Park, Waterloo.

QC – Last week of April 2016

NB – April 16th, 2016 - Sussex.

NS –March 30th, 2016 - Nova Scotia Community College.


The Nationals will be hosted in Moncton, New Brunswick June 5- 8th, 2016


Congratulations to last years winners in Saskatoon, SK:

GOLD – Alberta – Jeff Oostlander and Joshua Van Hierdan

SILVER – Manitoba - Andrew Tutte and Dexter Bracken

BRONZE – Quebec – Éloi Lapointe and Kylen Millette


2016 - Moncton, NB:


2015 - Saskatoon, SK:

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