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ACTIMS Women in trades Awards/Bursaries Program

By February 1, 2021News

Women In Trades

Awards/Bursaries Program

Award & Bursaries

The Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program was created to recognize women who are members of the Canadian Building Trades, and to bring awareness of employment opportunities for women in the skilled trades.

This annual awards/bursaries program provides 3 recipients each with $1,500, for a total of $4,500 in awards:

1 Award Of $1,500 To Any Woman Journeyman Who Is Part Of The Building Trades Union

2 Bursaries Of $1,500 Each, To Be Given To Two Apprentice Women Who Are Members Of The BT Unions.
Any 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Year Apprentice

Who is Eligible?

Canadian women in the trades (member of the Building Trades Unions) who demonstrate integrity, excellence, and leadership within the Maintenance/Construction trades industry.

Candidates who qualify will possess all of the below points:

  • Membership with a union under the building trades
  • Integrity and leadership within the industry
  • Excellence in their trade
  • Practice workplace safety
  • 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th year apprentice Or,
  • Journeyman status

Maximum of 50 applications to be received per year

If applying for the Apprentice Bursary, the applicant must not have received the “ACTIMS Women In Trades Award” in the past to be eligible


Applicants must complete the application form in its entirety with attachments and mail or email to the ACTIMS office between the dates of February 1st through till June 15th.

Write Up: The applicant must write a page or more describing why they feel that they possess or demonstrate the below points:

  • Integrity within the industry
  • Leadership in the workforce
  • Excellence in their trade
  • Practice workplace safety

The write up must be signed off by their employer stating that the information provided by the applicant is true to the best of their knowledge.

Letter of Recommendation: The applicant must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their current or most recent employer; or their local union

Copy of Journeyman tickets or Apprentice Book (Apprenticeship papers)