NEW Semester Starts April 10th, 2017

Contact us today to inquire about structure, cost, financing options, and to reserve your spot!


The Ottawa School of Trades is a private hands-on training academy that takes a “learning by doing” approach to education.
Our expert instructors know the ins and outs of the renovation industry and are ready to show you how to become an expert yourself in just three months!

Our 12-week workshop-based training program covers:

  • Health and safety best practices;
  • Home, Kitchen, and Bathroom Renovations;
  • Framing, Drywalling, Plastering;
  • Priming, Painting;
  • Schluter® Systems (Kerdi & Ditra Membrane), Custom Showers;
  • Crown moulding, baseboards, and trims cutting and installation techniques;
  • And so much more…

Benefits of our program include:

  • Experiential learning: Learn by Doing approach
  • Half-day morning sessions, allowing for part-time work during the program;
  • Hands-on experience in choosing and using the right tools and equipment appropriately;
  • Develop motor skills, see trade work in action;
  • Learn from top leaders in the industry;
  • Get instant feedback from instructors to turn a mistake into a learning experience;
  • Open yourself up to unlimited career opportunities or even start your own business!

Contact us today to inquire about the program’s start date, structure, cost, and the financing options that are available for you.


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What Does the Ottawa School of Trades Offer?

We are a private, hands-on training academy that believes in learning by experience.
Our instructors are Ottawa’s top leaders in the renovation industry, and they are ready to help you become a renovation expert in just 3 months!

Ottawa School of Trades

Our expert instructors have built their reputations as leaders in the renovation industry, and are here to guide you on your new career path and develop new skills. By completing our training program, you’ll be entering a growing industry with plenty of opportunities to grow your business!