Regional Dates and Contest Descriptions

Provincial Registration opens February 14th at 8:30 a.m. 

Girls Exploring Trades and Technologies Conference

Registration opens February 14 at 8:30 a.m.

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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. 

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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

Automobile Technology 2016, 2015
Industrial Control 2016, 2015
Autobody Repair 2016, 2015

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Next week is National Skilled Trade and Technology Week! So, we want to hear from students across Alberta - what is your dream trade or technology job?
WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 has come to an end, and we could not be more proud of the 9 Albertans who represented our country as part of Team Canada. After a year of dedicated training, each of them took part in 4 days of competition, showcasing their incredible skills and passions.