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Skills Canada National Competition 2024

Skills Canada’s Nationals 2024 will be held May 30-31, in Québec City, at ExpoCité. 

Skills Canada and its Member Organizations, including Skills Canada BC, promotes skilled trade and technology careers to Canadian youth. The Skills Canada National Competition is the only national, multi-trade, and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Each year, more than 550 competitors from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions. By providing a forum where Canadians can compete at the national level, SCNC provides hands-on work experience related to skilled trade and technology careers. 

Same as at the Skills Canada BC’s Provincial competition, at the Tradex, student visitors have the unique opportunity to try over 50 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities, explore the “Career Zone”, visit exhibitors and ask questions to industry professionals in person. Every year, thousands of students visit SCNC for a chance to discover exciting and rewarding careers in skilled trades and technologies.  

Québec City is Québec’s vibrant capital city and is home to one of one of the largest winter festivals in the world. The Chateau Frontenac Hotel, in Québec City, holds the Guinness World Record for the most photographed hotel in the world! The hotel was built by CP Railways starting in 1892 and it was named for the most famous and flamboyant governor in Quebec City – Louis de Buade de Frontenac. It was designated as a National Historic Site in 1981 because it is an excellent example of a Chateau-style hotel. The building is 80 metres tall, with 18 floors and 610 guestrooms. Today it’s considered to be a luxury hotel, currently managed by Fairmont Hotels.



  • Free event: open to the public on competition days (May 30-31) 
  • Over 40 competitions, representing six sectors: Construction, Employment, Information Technology, Manufacturing & Engineering, Services, and Transportation 
  • Over 50 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities for visiting youth 
  • “Career Zone” featuring exhibitors and industry professionals  
  • Skills for Success stage – interactive demonstrations by various stakeholder groups and industry celebrities designed to highlight the importance of the Skills for Success 
  • Exclusive networking events and competition floor tours 



Canada’s best talent in skilled trades and technologies gather to compete in: 

  • Industrial Mechanics 
  • Car Painting 
  • Precision Machining 
  • Landscape Gardening 
  • Mechatronics 
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 
  • Mechanical Engineering CAD 
  • IT Network Systems Administration 
  • CNC Machining 
  • Graphic Design Technology 
  • IT Office Software Applications 
  • Sheet Metal Work 
  • Welding 
  • Heavy Vehicle Technology 
  • Autobody Repair 
  • 3D Digital Game Art 
  • Aerospace Technology 
  • Architectural Technology & Design 
  • Plumbing 
  • Electronics 
  • Outdoor Power and Recreation Equipment 
  • Web Technologies 
  • Photography 
  • Electrical Installations 
  • Sprinkler Fitter 
  • Industrial Control 
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Bricklaying 
  • Video Production 
  • Mobile Robotics 
  • Job Search 
  • Cabinetmaking 
  • Job Skill Demonstration 
  • Carpentry 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Hairstyling 
  • 3D Character Computer Animation 
  • Aesthetics 
  • Fashion Technology 
  • 2D Character Computer Animation 
  • Baking 
  • Workplace Safety 
  • Automobile Technology 
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Cooking 

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