Completed Projects

Skills Training Program: Partnered with 20 colleges/cegeps in steelmaking communities across Canada  for the purpose of developing Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses for college-level credits. The partnership was developed for employed workers in the steelmaking communities. 

Steel Career Awareness and Career Focus initiatives at the national level that encouraged young people to consider the steel industry as a career opportunity and provide incentives to employers to recruit and hire qualified youth.

Entry-Level College Programs, including the Apprenticeship Trades /Technician Program (ATTP) and Manufacturing Techniques Program, that give entrants into the steel industry a head start in their new careers in both the production and trade areas;

Worker Adjustment Program: An innovative, sector-based program  for permanently laid-off workers;

Labour Market Information: The Government of Canada's Working in Canada Website is an effective LMI tool for steel industry stakeholders.

On the Working in Canada Tool page, enter the occupation, NOC code or job title. Narrow the scope further by selecting a geographical scope. You can do this by clicking on the map or by using the scroll feature to choose the province or territory. The generated reports allow users to access specific labour market information derived from available government sources. To include this data in your search click + expand button next to any of the categories in which you want current information. You can select from:

  • Main Duties
  • Jobs and Skills Requirements
  • Wages
  • Outlooks and Prospects
  • Training Opportunities
  • Associations and Unions
  • Language Assessment
  • Other Information



  • Quebec: Emploi Québec – An LMI site that allows visitors to explore trades and occupations, find training and education, and obtain information about sectors of activity, including wages, employment rates and prospects.
  • Manitoba: Manitoba Labour Market Information – Information about high-demand occupations and skills, and a career-planning guide.Saskatchewan: SaskNetWork – Information about careers, education and training, and LMI statistics within Saskatchewan.



  • Statistics Canada – A wide variety of labour information, including employment, hours of work, industries, labour mobility, occupations, wages, job training and educational attainment.
  • The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Website – The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada.
  • Job Bank – Provided by the Government of Canada, Job Bank is an electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from everywhere across Canada.
  • Canadian Industry Statistics – Provided by Industry Canada, this site presents and analyses industry data on a number of economic indicators using the latest annual data sources from Statistics Canada.




United Kingdom

  • Directgov – Searchable career-planning database of jobs and occupations. Once an occupation is selected, it is possible to find out the wages, benefits, required skills and education, and career path.
  • NOMIS – A searchable database of labour-market statistics that provides a wizard for easy querying; requires a paid membership to acquire some datasets.


United States

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics – A wide variety of information on employment rates, wages by area and occupation, and productivity.

Addressing Skilled Trades Shortageswhich created a formal Pan-Canadian framework that began the process of linking industry, unions, education institutions and provincial governments to develop greater access, enrolment and completion of steel trade apprenticeship programs so that the number of certified trades people will increase to meet the steel industry trade requirements.

Workforce Development Initiative to achieve the following objectives:

  • Encourage the Canadian steel industry to expand its apprenticeship efforts in the current difficult and uncertain economic environment.
  • Put a greater priority on using the WDI incentives to encourage the smaller and medium sized workplaces in the steel service sector and steel fabricator sector to initiate or expand apprenticeship programs.
  • Use the WDI incentives to encourage workplaces in steel making communities to initiate or expand apprenticeship programs.
  • Use the WDI incentive to promote greater equity group participation in apprenticeship programs. 

Essential Skills Strategy for the Canadian Steel Industry: strategy framework and tools that ensure the workforce has the required essential skills set to enable them to acquire increased technical skills brought about by new and more sophisticated technology and workplace restructuring.

Sector Study Updates: Comprehensive diagnosis of the short and long-term human resource issues and challenges facing the steel industry, as well as provide a basis for developing a human resource strategy and action plan not just for basic steel, but for the broader industry which includes fabricators and service centres. 


2011 Sector Study Report English

2010 CSPA Environmental Performance Report

2010 Sector Study Executive Summary English

2010 Sector Study Executive Summary French

2010 Sector Study Report English

2010 Sector Study Report French

2005 Sector Study Executive Summary English

2005 Sector Study Executive Summary French

2005 Sector Study Report English

2005 Sector Study Report French