Build this city:
A free Construction Fundamentals Training Program

Your first step to a career in construction

The Sault Community Career Centre and Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association are excited to announce another year of Build This City: A Free Construction Fundamentals Training Program for job seekers and employers.

Build This City is a SkillsAdvance Ontario workforce development project designed for Sault Ste. Marie. It gives job seekers FREE short-term construction fundamentals training, and helps them get work and advance in the local construction sector. It gives local employers access to job-ready, skilled workers to meet their workforce needs and supports to train staff for advancement opportunities.

“I went through this program and learned too much to mention.  It was engaging, and I was given many important safety tickets and some skills training, all free of charge.  It would have cost me a fortune otherwise,” said Cole Purvis, currently working at Trimount Construction.  “I recommend this program to anyone looking to get into construction or trades!”

Please note that we are not accepting applications from job seekers to participate in the Build This City training program at this time.  But stay tuned for updates on future programming.  Have questions, email        

Free Support for Job Seekers

  • 8 weeks of free essential and technical skills training, delivered by experienced professionals that end in industry-recognized certificates or credentials
  • Paid 2-week work placement with local industry employers
  • One-on-one support that helps you move from training into local job and career opportunities
  • Financial support to cover such things as work clothing, equipment, transportation, food

Eligible Job Seekers will be

  • Unemployed or working less than an average of 20 hours per week
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Ontario and legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Refugee Claimant)
  • Not participating in, or returning to, full-time training or education

FREE Support for Employers

  • Wage subsidy to offset the cost of mentoring a new hire
  • One-on-one support to ensure the success of new hires
  • Workers with the right skills you need to fill vacancies
  • Help to reduce employee turnover
  • Advancement opportunities for current staff through specialized training that meets your needs

Apply for this free Training Program

Take your first step to a career in construction and apply for the next training program session.

Have questions, email

In Partnership with

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.