Your first step to a career in construction


The Sault Community Career Centre, in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association, is excited to introduce Build This City: A Free Construction Fundamentals Training Program for job seekers and employers.  Our next class starts in late September 2020.  Participant applications are being accepted until Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm.  Apply now!

Build This City is a new SkillsAdvance Ontario workforce development pilot designed for Sault Ste. Marie.  It gives job seekers FREE short-term construction fundamentals training, and helps them get work and advance in the local construction sector.  It gives local employers access to job-ready, skilled workers to meet their workforce needs and supports to train staff for advancement opportunities.

FREE Support for Job Seekers:

·        8-weeks of free essential and technical skills training, delivered by experienced professionals that end in industry-recognized certificates or credentials, combined with job shadowing with a variety of local industry employers

·        Paid 2-week work placement with local industry employers

·        One-on-one support that helps you move from training into local job and career opportunities

·        Financial support to cover such things as work clothing, equipment, transportation, food

Eligible Job Seekers will be:

·        Unemployed or working less than an average of 20 hours per week

·        18 years of age or older

·        Resident of Ontario and legally entitled to work in Canada

·        Not participating in, or returning to, full-time training or education


FREE Support for Employers:

·        Financial support to offset additional supervisory or training costs for staff mentors to provide supervision to job seeker participants

·        One-on-one support to ensure the success of participant placements

·        Workers with the right skills you need to fill vacancies

·        Help to reduce employee turnover

·        Advancement opportunities for current staff through specialized training that meets your needs

Job Seekers interested in participating in the program can fill out an online application here:

Please note, eligible applicants must meet minimum requirements and qualify through an application process that includes an aptitude test.  Have questions?  Please email [email protected] or call the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association at 705.759.8830.  This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.