Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Skills Canada

Skills/Compétences Canada (S/CC) is a national, not-for-profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote careers in skilled trades and technology to Canadian youth. This unique position among private and public sector partners enables Skills Canada to work toward securing Canada’s future skilled labour needs while helping our youth to discover rewarding careers.

New Skills Logo

In 2018 there will be four levels of Skills Canada competition.

  • Cariboo Junior Skills Competition at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) on Friday, March 2, 2018, is for teams of students in grades 6 to 9. Gold Medal winners in the Cariboo Junior Skills competition may be invited to compete in the Skills BC competition.
  • Cariboo Regional Skills Competition at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) on Friday, March 2, 2018.  This competition is primarily for secondary students although some post-secondary competitions may be held as a “warm-up” to the Skills BC competition. Gold medal winners in the Cariboo Regional Skills Competition may be invited to compete in the Skills BC competition.
  • Skills BC Competition - date and location to be announced. Gold medal winners in The Skills BC Competition may be invited to compete as part of Team BC in the Skills Canada Competition.
  • Skills Canada Competition date and location to be announced.

2018 Skills Canada Competitions

Competitors in grades 6 to 9 will compete in Cariboo Junior Skills Competitions in the following categories:

  • Gravity Vehicle Race
  • Spaghetti Bridge
  • Wind Turbine
  • Mini Sumo Robots
  • Potential Energy Vehicle

Competitors from the Regional high schools will compete in the following categories at the Cariboo Regional Skills Competition:

  • Automotive Service
  • Cabinet Making
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Hairdressing
  • Welding

Competitors from TRU's Trades and Technology students will compete in the following categories at the Cariboo Regional Skills Competition:

  • Automotive Service
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Heavy Mechanical Service
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

Gold medal winners from the Cariboo Junior Skills Competition and Cariboo Regional Skills Competition may be invited to participate at the Skills BC Competition.

Date and location TBD

Gold medal winners from the Skills BC Competition may be invited to participate at the Skills Canada Competition.

Date and location TBD

Affiliation and registration information

Each school must be affiliated with Skills Canada BC.

The cost for affiliation is either $50 per school which includes two students, PLUS $15 for each student registered to a maximum of $200 in a competition or a flat rate of $200 per for any number of students.

To affiliate your school:

  1. Go to www.skillscanada.bc.ca
  2. Click on competitions (in yellow on left)
  3. Click on registration (in blue on left)
  4. Click on here (in blue on right) to become affiliated
  5. Enter required information

Once your school is affiliated, your students will be eligible to compete in the Cariboo Junior Skills and Cariboo Regional Skills Competitions. They will be eligible to compete in The Skills Canada BC Competition in Abbotsford. They may be eligible to compete in the Skills Canada Competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Please note that affiliation will begin January 2017.

Please note that the Cariboo Regional Skills Coordinator cannot affiliate your school; you must complete this task yourself.

To register your students:

  1. Go to www.skillscanada.bc.ca
  2. Click on competitions (in yellow on left)
  3. Click on registration (in blue on left)
  4. Click on here (in blue on right) to register students
  5. Enter required information

Registration for the Cariboo Regional Skills and Cariboo Junior Skills Competitions will open in January 2018.

Please note that the Cariboo Regional Skills Coordinator cannot register your students; you must complete this task yourself.

All competitors must complete a Skills Canada Waiver of Liability Form

Please see the below Scope Documents. If there is any difficulty in obtaining the relevant Cariboo Junior Skills or Cariboo Regional Skills Competition documents, please contact Pat Barringer, Cariboo Regional Skills Coordinator at pbarringer@tru.ca.

Scope documents

Students registered for the Cariboo Regional Skills Competition at TRU on March 2, 2018, MUST USE ONLY the Scope Documents identified as:

Cariboo Junior Skills Competition OR Cariboo Regional Skills Competition
Thompson Rivers University
March 2, 2018

2018 Junior Skills Scope Documents

If there is any difficulty in obtaining the relevant Cariboo Regional Skills Competition documents please contact Pat Barringer, Cariboo Regional Skills Coordinator at pbarringer@tru.ca.

For further information, please contact Pat Barringer, Cariboo Regional Skills Competition and Try-A-Trade Coordinator at pbarringer@tru.ca.