ACTIMS Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program

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 oppertunities for women in the skilled trades.

This awards/bursaries program provides three recipients each with $1,500.00 for a total of $4,500.00 in awards:

  • 1 award of $1,500.00 to any woman journeyman who is part of a Building Trades Union
  • 2 bursaries of $1,500.00 each, to be given to 2 apprentice women who are members of the Building Trades Unions. Any 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year apprentice

Who is Eligible

Canadian women in trades (members 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
  • Practive workplace safety
  • 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year Apprentice
  • or Journeyman status


Applicants must complete the application form in entirety with attachments and mail or email to the ACTIMS office between the dates of February 1st through till April 30th.

Write Up:   

The applicant must write a paper describing that they possess or demonstrate the below points:

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

The write up must be signed off by their employer stating the information to be true in nature.

Reference Letter:

The applicant must provide a signed off reference letter from their current, or most recent employer.

How to Apply

To be eligible, applications and supporting documents must be received no later than April 30th.

Completed application package must contain:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Letter of recommendation from current, or most recent employer
  • Copy of Journeyman ticket or Apprentice Blue Book

Online Applicaion:

By Email;

By Fax; 403-254-4346 to the attention "ACTIMS Women in Trades Award/Bursaries Program"