Build Your Future in Construction

How do I get started?


There are many ways into construction, whether you’re leaving
school or established in your career. You Could:

  • Delve deeper into chosen field with a degree
  • Build your skills with a Traineeship
  • Get a taste for the industry with a summer job
  • Achieve a qualification to help you on your journey

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Career Benefits


Earn up to 50,000
in your first year


Women entering the industry
is at an all-time high


Creative industry:
Design/build homes
& communities


Get on a career fast-track


Gain valuable qualifications


Work outside or inside or both


Job security


Full pay equity


Recession proof industry

Industry Leading

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Apprenticeship Grants

Other Resources


Industry Myths

  • MYTH: There are limited opportunities for women
  • MYTH: It’s a dirty job
  • MYTH: It’s dangerous
  • MYTH: It’s sexist

Explore Careers

There are 100’s of different careers paths ranging from architecture to carpentry, from energy
advisors to plumbers and beyond. Join these six women for an inside look at their industry.

Carpenter and Foreman

Energy Advisor

Project Manager – Custom Homes


Heavy Machine Operator

Project Manager – Multi Family

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Our society and workforce are changing and so is the residential construction industry. Diversity and inclusion are about embracing a better world through a conscious cultural shift and, in the case of Canadian construction industry, gaining proven positive benefits for everyone.

HAVAN wholeheartedly embraces the Industry Builders Code, recognizing that education is key to unlocking unconscious bias and offers its members courses that tackle topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion.

We strive to create diverse and inclusive workplaces in the construction industry that fuel the cultural shift and encourage creativity, job satisfaction, and let employees feel integrated and be their authentic selves to strive in their careers.

Visit CHBA for more information.

Space For Women, and the Skills They Bring

Find out how residential construction has become a career path of choice for women.

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