Recruiting, promoting and supporting the Indigenous populations of Newfoundland and Labrador within the skilled trades.


Dedicated to recruiting, promoting, supporting and advancing the economic growth of Indigenous People of Newfoundland and Labrador within the skilled trades – with an emphasis on Red Seal occupations.  This office seeks to create new employment opportunities for Indigenous apprentices and journeypersons, increase apprenticeship completion rates, and foster greater commitment and participation of employers and unions to create employment opportunities, overcome barriers and enhance supports in the workplace.

Trades NL’s Indigenous Skilled Trades Office works with Indigenous apprentices (and Journeypersons) to assist them in finding employment opportunities with the ultimate goal of achieving journeyperson status. We have partnerships with employers, unions, government and training institutions to assist in accomplishing these goals through overcoming barriers and enhancing supports in the workplace.

We have a registry database of Indigenous Tradespersons which identifies trade, level of apprenticeship, employment status, resumes, travel availability, etc.

We also facilitate access to a Wage Subsidy Program through Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, NL to assist employers with the cost associated with hiring apprentices

The Office is dedicated to ensuring that there are employment opportunities for Indigenous apprentices.  The identification of these Indigenous tradespersons is a critical step in that process.

We encourage all Indigenous tradespersons or students currently enrolled in a trades training program to contact our office.

Skilled Trade Workers

Fill out the form below to join our registry database of Indigenous Tradespersons.

Skilled Trade Workers Registration


Employers, if you wish to provide us with your business name and contact information we can assist you with finding qualified apprentices for your employment needs.

Employers Registration


Reach out today:
Toll Free: (833) 608-7233
Phone: (709) 896-4426
Fax: (709) 896-0394

Ryan Rich,
 Career Development Officer
Phone: (709)-896-0162

Scott Hudson,
 Employment Outreach Officer
Phone: (709)-896-0158

Stanley Oliver
, Manager
Phone: (709)-896-0152

Lori Dyson Edmunds, Program Support Coordinator
Phone: (709)-897-5700

Office Location:
21 Burwood Drive
P.O. Box 1079, Stn “C”
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0

21 Burwood Drive