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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

Are you wired for a career in electrical?

Check out our Electrical Basics Program. Starts October 23, 2015

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Get the training and get the work with the Journeywoman Start program!

Starts November 30, 2015. Application deadline is October 19, 2015

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WBF 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.

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Women Building Futures and TFL Industrial Pre-employment Welder Training Program

Check out how we work with local Employers to develop and diversify their workforce and create opportunities for women in the construction trades.

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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.

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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.

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WBF News

August 12, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. SureHire renews agreement with Women Building Futures! SureHire has been a huge success for Women Building Futures with the professional testing they've done for our programs and the help that they have provided with our assessment process. To read the full story on the renewal agreement and how they help us click here. 

August 12, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. Ledcor has written a story about our partnership. They have been big supporters of Women Building Futures and have loaned $25,000 dollars worth of heavy equipment to support our Heavy Equipment Operator program. Click here to read the full story. 

July 27, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. Canadian Natural and Northern Gateway Pipelines partner with WBF to help women overcome barriers to success. This partnership will give WBF the ability to go to Aboriginal communities and teach math programs that were previously only available in Edmonton.To read the full story of the partnership and the programs that will be offered click here.

July 23, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. The federal government is expanding training and skills development opportunities for women by investing more than two million dollars in the Women Building Futures Heavy Equipment Operator Program. To read the full article by the Journal of Commerce click here.

July 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta. Watch the recently released video by the Government of Alberta of a WBF grad crane operator working at Mammoet. What a great partnership between WBF, industry and government. Click here to view.


July 7, 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $2,097,375 to expand the Women Building Futures’ (WBF) Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Program. Today’s investment will allow WBF to acquire assets that promote the long-term sustainability and delivery of their HEO training program for students. Additionally, federal funding will secure simulator equipment that supports HEO training at WBF. Click here for details.

June 2015 – CLAC Magazine. Building Careers. An article featuring WBF and interviews with two of our grads, Karen Mohr and Shannon Godlien, both Journeymen working for CLAC companies. CLAC is the primary sponsor of the WBF Opportunities for Women in Construction Awareness Campaign, a program to inform women of the career opportunities available to them in the construction trades. Click here to read the story.

April 7, 2015 - Women Building Futures offers PCA members the opportunity to become a WBF Employer of Choice. Click here to read more. Click here to learn more about PCA.

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