LauncHER into Trades

LauncHER into Trades is geared to promote the retention of all Women in the Red Seal trades within Manitoba, while supporting and assisting women in achieving progression within a Red Seal trade Career path.

The program will help all women to Navigate challenges and barriers that impact progression in attaining a journey-person designation in a Red Seal trade by providing mentorships, networking opportunities and other key supports for women. The program will follow and guide women on their journey to success!


  • Open to all women that are working in the Trades or interested in pursuing a Red Seal career in Manitoba.
  • Grade 12 or the equivalent from a non-Canadian jurisdiction; OR Register as an Access Program Trainee for Apprenticeship Manitoba.
  • You must be a resident of Manitoba.

Benefits of a Trades Career

  • Employment – Employment longevity, In demand, Financial Stability.


  • Education – You work towards your Red Seal, so you can get the expertise, knowledge and required working hours to get you to the next level.

Eligible Trades

  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Construction Craft Worker
  • Construction Electrician
  • Drywall Finisher and Plasterer
  • Floorcovering Installer
  • Gasfitter – Class A
  • Gasfitter – Class B
  • Glazier
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician
  • Insulator (Heat and Frost)
  • Ironworker (Generalist)
  • Landscape Horticulturalist
  • Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)
  • Machinist
  • Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plumber
  • Refrigeration and AC Mechanic
  • Roofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Tilesetter
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Welder