Pandemic Pivot: More women shifting careers to skilled trades work

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sectors that employ a lot of women has forced many to reinvent themselves. More women are turning to the skilled trades, which have traditionally been seen as a “boys club.”

The shift is as timely as ever – Canada faced a skilled trades shortage pre-pandemic, and an estimated 700,000 skilled tradespeople are expected to retire within the next seven years, according to a recent report by RBC. That means even more workers will be needed in these fields.

Anne Gaviola has more in her first installment of a weekly series: Pandemic Pivot.

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