3 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Get Into Trades

Portrait of an industrial worker in a factory

It’s no surprise that Canada’s construction industry is on the upswing. As more and more homes and offices are being built, the demand for skilled trades workers has increased as well. Setting your sights on a career in trades is not only rewarding and exciting, it’s incredibly feasible.

Read on to discover 3 reasons why now is the best time to get into trades.

Senior Trades People are Retiring In Record Numbers

As a large number of skilled tradespeople move towards retirement, it’s beginning to create a shortage of tradespeople in Canada, which will be reaching crisis level as time moves on. If current trends continue the way they have been, Canada will be short about one million tradespeople. That’s a rock solid guarantee of career opportunities for PAT Institute graduates over the next few years.

Many people in the trades are set to retire in the next few years
Many people in the trades are set to retire in the next few years

Work In Trades To Avoid The Office Life

Office jobs can often be a drag, as too many hours sitting at a desk in front of a computer is not right for everyone. One benefit of trades that is often overlooked is that you won’t spend your days tied to a desk. The trades are all about the practical application of knowledge and skill with your hands, both indoors and outdoors. Working with your hands is exciting and incredibly rewarding. The feeling you can have once you complete a job and see your work in action is second to none.

Trades Can Put You Right In The ‘Sweet Spot’ Of Income

You know the old saying ‘Money doesn’t buy happiness?’ Well, we’ve all had our doubts about that one. Recently, a new Princeton University study from the US revealed that having money does bring better satisfaction with life and happiness, but that this is true only up to earnings of $75,000 annually. After this income is reached, happiness doesn’t increase that much past this. This is pretty much the average salary of senior trades people, so if you enter trades after your PAT Institute training you can look forward to a salary that will bring happiness and life satisfaction.

Senior trades persons get a lot of money, but that doesn't always equal more happiness
trades persons earn good salaries

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