There is a great need for “skilled trades” in Canada. Students are being encouraged to consider the skilled trades as a career option.There are many opportunities for women in the skilled trades.Their participation is encouraged.
There are significant differences in the cost of college and university tuition—the fee paid to attend the college or university.Tuition fees are often between $2,000 and $6,000 per year. Contact the college or university directly, or visit their web sites, to review and compare tuition costs. Learn more
Anyone who is blind or has impaired vision can contact the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) for help. Visit their web site at www.cnib.ca or DayPlanner web site – Link #105.
The cost of postsecondary education can be pretty high. Saving and investing to cover costs such as tuition, books, supplies, and even transportation expenses are important. Financial advisers can help with education saving strategies. They can tell you how to use an RESP, the Canada Education and Savings Grant, the Canada Learning Bond, and other means to save for education.
PLAR, or Prior Learning Assessment Reports, is an examination of learning that students have achieved before entering a program. It is an effort to assess what has already been learned and how. Learn more
Request to employers
If it would be valuable to your job, ask your employer about possible additional education or training. The employer might pay all or some of the cost if the program would help to improve your work.
Many schools offer legitimate and respected “diploma” programs. Be aware that some offer poor quality or poorly regarded diplomas. Check out the reputation of a school and make sure it is government approved or an accredited institution.
Professional schools at
Some professions (for example, medicine, law, engineering) have professional schools at the colleges and universities. These programs can be more expensive than others. Check the costs with the university or college.
There is a tax credit, to a maximum amount, available for money spent on education. Check to see if any of your education expenses, or those of family members are eligible for the tax credit.There can also be a tax credit for moving expenses related to schooling.