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Aecon Women in Trades

Aecon is passionate about supporting women in construction.

As one of Canada’s largest and most diverse construction and infrastructure development companies, we recognize the value women bring to our industry. The Aecon Women in Trades (AWIT) program is dedicated to helping women lace up their boots and kickstart their careers at Aecon.

The AWIT program is led by Aecon Utilities, a leading utility solutions provider offering innovative, nationwide construction services in the areas of oil and gas, telecommunications infrastructure, and power distribution networks. We are proud to offer women career-building opportunities in the trades through hands-on training, mentorship and field experience.

The AWIT Program includes:

  • An introduction to Aecon, our industry and the Utilities sector
  • All requisite health and safety training
  • Valuable job-specific skills training
  • Preparing for work on-site and job-readiness training
  • Information on career paths in construction

At Aecon, our goal is a workforce as diverse as the communities we help build every day

Placement in roles within Aecon’s Utilities group in Ontario, such as:

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And the opportunity to:

  • Gain hands-on skills and industry experience
  • Connect and network with other women in the AWIT program and across Aecon
  • Participate in debrief and evaluation sessions

Note: Placement will depend on availability and role-specific requirements.

Check back for opportunities soon! For more information please contact

Graduate Testimonial

Nicole, graduate

“The AWIT program has given me the opportunity to solidly place me in a career with endless opportunity and growth potential. I had worked retail all my life while constantly considering where I wanted to go. I am grateful to have been a part of this program and I now have a fulfilling career and lifelong friends.”