Edmonton, Alberta (June 4, 2024) – PCL Construction is pleased to have once again partnered with the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) for its trade and technologies showcase. The competition, which promotes skilled trade and technology careers to Canadian youth, was held at ExpoCité in Québec City, Québec on May 30 and 31, 2024. PCL also partnered with recently held Skills Canada provincial competitions and the Girls Exploring Trades & Technologies (GETT) program leading up to the SCNC.

During the SCNC, more than 550 students from across Canada competed in over 40 skilled trade and technology disciplines, including construction, information technology, transportation, manufacturing and engineering. Thousands of students and members of the public visit the event, where they can discover the exciting and rewarding careers available through over 50 interactive Try-A-Trade® and technology activities, and by visiting exhibitor booths and engaging with industry professionals.

In the face of a continued skilled trade labour shortage across Canada, PCL believes it is crucial to invest in the future by supporting organizations like SCNC. “By empowering our young generation to pursue careers in skilled trades, PCL is not only addressing the immediate workforce gap but also helping build a foundation for sustainable growth and innovation in our industry,” said Mike Wieninger, PCL’s COO of Canadian Operations. “With the abundance of current and future opportunities in our country, these aspiring tradespeople and those who follow in their footsteps will become the backbone of our economy.”

PCL provides first-year apprentices the chance to gain hands-on experience while completing their apprenticeship and becoming certified tradespeople. Additionally, we offer numerous co-op opportunities that can lead to full-time positions in various fields, such as business technology, marketing and communications, human resources, project management and more, complementing our extensive trade work opportunities. Visit our careers page for more information.


About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that operates throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Australia. As one of the largest contracting organizations in North America, PCL completes more than $10 billion CAD in work annually, building projects that shape communities. The company’s 100% employee ownership model fuels a culture of commitment for clients in the buildings, civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and solar markets. With a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers, PCL’s leadership teams consistently drive innovation and set new benchmarks for excellence, bringing unparalleled skill to every project. Watch us build at PCL.com.