Why us

Our mission at Canadian National Trades is to bring a voice of real working tradespeople, the unique men and women that build our world, not on keyboards, not with words, but with hands.

Who we are?

What we do

What we do at Canadian National Trades is represent tradespeople. The 'boots on the ground' men and women that do the jobs.

Whether you are a seasoned worker, own a trades company, are part of the new generation, or don't quite know if a trade is right for you. Take a look, we work with the trades for the trades and develop real world solutions to existing issues.

You'd be amazed at how many of you are saying the same thing!  Be part of the solution.

Why We Do it

Why Canadian National Trades does it, because for years the people that actually do the jobs have fallen silent to the wave of on-line, technology and communications messaging.

This trend has reached a point where the theory, paperwork check boxes and on-line messaging has becoming unrealistic and is resulting in putting tradespeople at risk on-sites, costing companies unnecessary money, and is not reaching a key group of new generation trades.

Who it's for

This is for all the tradespeople. Those that do the jobs.

Whether you are a seasoned or new tradeperson, a trade contractor or employee, or female or male, each of you bring unique challenges and perspectives.  You'd be surprised at how similar the conversations are.

There are 430,000 of you tradespeople in BC, 20% of the working population, join the conversation and create the message of the blue-collar trades moving forward.

LOL Remember google can't build it - You do!

Letter from Founder

Why I started this.

With three generations of trades in my family, I have lived in the world of trades my whole life. From pulling wire with my Electrician Dad, to raising a family with my concrete finisher partner of 30 years, to a son who just entered the trades.

I have heard the stories my whole life.  Kids being 'told they were dump and therefore should go into the trades'. Seasoned trades finding it hard to find new generation trades to invest their time and knowlege it, and then there are the issues created by the theory of paperwork. It bothered my then and even more so now because nothing has changed. The difference now, there are industry individuals willing to effect real world change.

Four years ago, I started TRADES Expo which provided directed access to a large range of tradespeople, future, new and seasoned, as well as bringing together employers, education, and industry. I was shocked at the similarity in what I was hearing during our conversations. Same as what my 3 generations of trades have been saying. How is it no one is listening?

So, now it's time for the Trades to have a voice. You are the ones doing the jobs, you are the ones on the sites, you are the ones with the skill and knowledge to make things happen.

I am listening and am working on 'real world' solutions to the challenges you are facing. Send my your thoughts, share the issue you see and let's make some change happen.

What's on your mind, call me anytime. I actually pick up my phone.

Warmest Regards,

Diana K.

Current Projects

Canadian National Trades currently has a few initiaves and projects up and running in response to what we are hearing. Looking into 2017 we are please to announce our newest initiave the TRADES CHALLENGE!

Trades Expo


5th Annual TRADES Expo

October 27 - 28, 2017
Agriplex, Surrey BC

Trades Expo the must attend event that brings the blue-collar world of trades under one roof for two days.

♦ Tradespeople    ♦ Contractors   ♦ Students 
♦ Industry   ♦ Suppliers ♦ Fun, Prizes, Trades BBQ



Real Tradespeople teaching real skills in real world conditions.

♦ New Trades Leanring
♦ Company Training
♦ 101 Introduction Courses

Current Course offerings:
♦ Concrete
♦ Drywalling
♦ Waterproofing

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♦ CTN U-Tube Channel
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♦ Trade Blog

Meet The Team

CNT Team is comprised of individual's that possess the skill, knowledge, experience, and connections to get results.


People working in the trades have some of the best picture. Enjoy the pictures. Please send us your pictures and we will add them.


Not for the faint of heart


Look around every balcony/parkade needs it

The Office Today

Only the trades and owners get these views


Something went very wrong.


Tradespeople on the jobs everywhere


Scared of heights?


Keeping things moving

The Ladies

Doing the jobs. Not just talking.


Things take shape when they arrive.

The Office

Cool and Cold!

The Boys

Doing the jobs for generations


Always a sense of humor

Contact Us

Look forward to hear from you. Let's Chat.

Canadian National Trades

PO Box 56585
Burnaby, BC Canada, V3J 7W2