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We promote excellence in trade & technology careers through skills competitions and hands-on programs for students.

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Qualifying: Regionals, Non-regional Events

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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. 

Start by selecting your skill to learn more about where your competition path starts!  



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. 

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Our Latest News

Registration for the 2017 Qualifying and Regional Skills Canada Competitions opens one week from today - Wednesday, February 8th at 8:30 a.m. 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 13:43
At our Friends of Skills Appreciation Night, Skills Canada Alberta launched its special edition, 25th Anniversary clothing line. As part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, we are selling special edition Skills Canada Alberta clothing!
Skills Canada Alberta is launching a brand new program for junior high students - Skills Exploration Days!