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About SkillsTrader

Our Story

Built for the Trades, by the Trades

Our mission is to bring tradespeople and industry professionals together, in an online environment. To keep pace and pave the way for the future of skilled trades. 

SkillsTrader was developed by a seasoned multi-shop owner in the automotive industry. After years of running his shops, he gained first-hand experience with the struggles facing employment in the automotive industry. So, along with software engineers, developers and designers, he started a software company committed to building an ecosystem full of resources and opportunities across all trades.

Our Vision

Empower and inspire the trade sector

Educators, thought leaders, influencers and tradespeople all have a role in building the SkillsTrader community. Together, we are an essential part of supporting efforts to address skilled labour challenges across North America.   

  • Foster dynamic new pools of talent for training opportunities and apprenticeship programs 

  • Keep up with the demand of technology evolutions in the trades 

  • Improve soft skills like creativity and problem solving  

  • Leverage AI technology to match employers with the best candidates 

Notable awards and accomplishments 

  • Microsoft for Startups 

  • Showcased as TOP10 startup in Edmonton by Startup Edmonton 

  • SR&ED Grant awarded 

  • IRAP IAP Recipient 

  • MassChallenge Finalist

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