We promote excellence in trade & technology careers through skills competitions and hands-on programs for students

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2020 Skills Exploration Days

November 24 & 25

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We promote excellence in trade & technology careers through skills competitions and hands-on programs for students.

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Qualifying: Regionals, Non-regional Events

March & April

High school students who wish to compete in select event areas must first compete at either a Regional of Qualifying level. There are 9 Regional Skills Canada Competitions across Alberta - Calgary, Central (Red Deer), Edmonton, Lakeland (Vermilion), North East (Lac La Biche), North West (Fairview), South East (Medicine Hat), South West (Lethbridge), and Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray). There are also two online qualifying events for Graphic Design and Photography.

Top performers in the Regional and Qualifying Competitions automatically earn a spot to compete at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition. 

Start by selecting your skill to learn more about where your competition path starts!  



High school students earn the opportunity to compete at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition by either winning a spot at a Regional or Qualifying Skills Canada Competition in some events. For others, they are selected by their teacher to participate. Post-secondary students apply to compete, with endorsement from their technical institute. 

Skills Canada Nationals


Gold medalists at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition are rewarded with an invitation to join Team Alberta. Students have the opportunity to showcase their skills at the Skills Canada National Competition, which is held in a different Canadian city every year. 

WorldSkills International


WorldSkills International competitions take place every two years, in different countries around the world. Selection for WorldSkills Competitions occurs the year before the WorldSkills International Competition to provide competitors time to prepare. 

Competitor Spotlight

Aerospace Technology 2017
Automobile Technology 2017
Culinary Arts 2017

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INSPIRE. DEVELOP. ELEVATE. These three words are what drive the intention at Skills Canada Alberta to create dynamic and original programming that has a powerful impact on Alberta's youth. The Skills Alberta Virtual Competition: A Showcase for Secondary Students is no different.
Please see below a message from Skills Canada: It is with great regret that due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are announcing the cancellation of the Skills Canada National Competition 2020 that was scheduled from May 27 to 30 in Vancouver.
The Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers (ARCCAW) has been a long-time partner of Skills Canada Alberta’s Provincial Skills Canada Competition, supporting the exhilarating Launchpad and hosting the Carpentry Try-A-Trade®.