Awards/Bursaries


Applications for the 2016 Program are now Closed


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 opportunities for women in the skilled trades.

This annual awards/bursaries program provides 3 recipients each with $1,500, for a total of $4,500 in awards:

  • 1 award of $1,500 to any woman Journeyman who is part of the Building Trades Union
  • 2 bursaries of $1,500 each, to be given to 2 apprentice women who are members of the BT Unions.
    Any 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th year apprentice

Who is Eligible?

Canadian women in the trades (member 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
  • Practice workplace safety
  • 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th year Apprentice Or,
  • Journeyman status

Maximum of 50 applications to be received per year

If applying for the Apprentice Bursary, the applicant must not have received the “ACTIMS Women In Trades Award” in the past to be eligible


Requirements:

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 workforce
• 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.

Letter of Recommendation: The applicant must provide a signed off letter of recommendation from their current, or most recent, employer; or their local union


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
  • Write up (signed off by the applicants employer) describing how the applicant possess, or how they have demonstrated the following:
    • Integrity within the industry
    • Leadership in the workforce
    • Excellence in their trade
    • Practice workplace safety
  • Letter of recommendation from current, or most recent, employer; or local union (signed)
  • Copy of JM tickets or Apprentice Blue Book

Winning applicants will be contacted by the ACTIMS office between June 25th - July 5th


4 Ways to Apply:

Online Application:
You can apply online by filling the following form: Online Application Form


By Email:
Complete the application form
Email completed application and supporting documents to: Khorassani@trades-ab.ca
In the subject title line, please put “ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards/Bursaries Program”


By Fax:
Complete the application form
Fax completed application and supporting documents to: 403-254-4346
Please put attention to “ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards/Bursaries Program”


By Mail:
Complete the application form
Mail completed application and supporting documents to:

ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards/Bursaries Program
P.O. Box 76182
Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 2Z9


2015 Winners


We congratulate the following 3 Canadian Building Trades Women for winning the respective 2015 Women in Trades Awards & Bursaries:

• Meeka Faucher – Journeyman Boilermaker Welder, Local 146 (Alberta)
• Kirstene Reyes – 4th Year Apprentice Carpenter, Local 579 (Newfoundland)
• Stephanie Jang – 4th Year Apprentice Electrician, Local 213 (British Columbia)

We thank everyone for applying to the 2015 Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program - please apply again next year!