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Due to the safety sensitive nature of our training and worksites, Women Building Futures has zero tolerance for any substances that can impede perception and performance. WBF relies on SureHire Occupational Testing to ensure that we follow the standards of the Canadian Model and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration in our evaluation of our applicants.

WBF Program Highlights


Application deadline has been extended!

Check out our Journeywoman Start Program.
Apply now, application deadline has been extended.
Click here to apply

Get in on the ground floor for a career in construction!

Check out our NEW KBR Wabi Construction Basics Program.
Application deadline: February 12, 2016
Click here to apply

Take your career to new heights!

Check our our NEW Ironworker Readiness Program. In partnership with Ironworkers Local 720, sponsored by North West Redwater (NWR) Sturgeon Refinery.
Application deadline: February 10, 2016
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Fabricate your future!

Check out our NEW Sheet Metal HVAC/ Refigeration Program.
Application deadline: March 10, 2016
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Build a career to be proud of!

Check out our NEW Carpenter/Scaffolder Readiness Program. In partnership with the Alberta Carpenters Training Fund, sponsored by North West Redwater (NWR)Sturgeon Refinery.
Application deadline: April 11, 2016
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WBF News

January 21, 2016 – Students from JWS 68 visit the Sturgeon Refinery for a site tour. Check it out here: https://nwrsturgeonrefinery.com/news/wbf-journeywoman-class-at-nwr-sturgeon-refinery/

January 21, 2016. Mammoet Canada Western is a proud sponsor of  WBF programs. Mammoet and WBF have enjoyed a relationship that has carried on for 8 years and one that has allowed Mammoet and WBF program graduates the opportunity to work together. Read the full article here: http://www.mammoet.com/en/news/about-women-building-futures/  Mammoet Canada Western and the Government of Alberta team up to create a new video featuring WBF. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUZy5QZVP7U

January 21, 2016 - Women Building Futures and NorQuest College partner to deliver new Academic Readiness training to women. Click here to read the Press Release


WBF Videos

Below is a playlist of videos detailing some of our programs, including recent additions like Construction Start.




Additional Videos

Aboriginal Women: The Opportunity is Now

If you are an Aboriginal woman thinking about getting into construction, listen to what Aboriginal women have to say about it. Also, listen to what industry leaders have to say on this topic.

Watch on YouTube

Industry Leaders Talking about Opportunities for Women in Construction

Did you know that between 2011 and 2019 Canada’s construction industry will need to recruit approximately 320,000 workers? It’s true. And Alberta will feel this demand possibly even more so than other places. Retiring baby-boomers and global competition for workers means great career opportunities for women in construction.

Watch on YouTube

Opportunities for Women in Construction

Working in the trades is hard work and it’s not for every man or woman. But if you are looking for a way to earn a good living, and build a career – a career in construction just might be what you’re looking for. Watch the video and listen to what women are saying about it.

Think about it - you would be earning a very nice income while learning a trade as an apprentice electrician, welder, pipefitter, plumber or any of 30 construction related trades. Or you could work as a heavy equipment operator building roads or hauling rock.

Watch on YouTube