As Canada continues to grapple with millwright shortages across every province, trained millwrights are in a fantastic position to secure higher-paying jobs. Similarly, people looking to become trained millwrights (one of 2023’s highest-paying Canadian jobs) enjoy easier access to funding and learning opportunities.
This post will break down the types of jobs and learning opportunities available to millwrights in April 2023.
Millwright Jobs Available
We generally separate tradespeople jobs into temporary positions and permanent positions. Most tradespeople do not have a “side hustle.” Instead, they simply work a few extra hours doing trade duties. Given the skilled nature of the job, millwrights earn more per hour than the vast, vast majority of side gigs. Typically, you can expect around $40/hr temping. If you work an extra shift, that’s ~$320 cash.
Permanent positions are generally 40 hours per week unless stated otherwise. We try to include pay figures in all of the positions we source. The ones that do not list pay are generally experience-based (i.e., more experience equals higher pay) or salary. The majority of permanent positions also include benefits.
There are always temporary millwright positions available. At WORKFORCE, we make temping simple. You choose your availability, and we match you up to a company that needs extra help during those periods.
We have deep relationships with thousands of companies across critical infrastructure industries. You simply pick dates that make sense for you. We handle the rest. To learn more about temping or to try out a few shifts, get in touch with us.
Below are some of the permanent millwright jobs that are available as of April 2023.
Millwright Learning Opportunities & Scholarships
New learning and scholarship opportunities are announced regularly. In this section, you can find opportunities that are relevant in April 2023.
To learn more about the process of becoming a millwright, see our end-to-end guide to millwrights.
Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
Sure, millwrights don’t have access to many of the same scholarship opportunities as traditional 4-year college degrees. But, believe it or not, millwrights actually have a massive pool of scholarship, grant, and loan money available through private, provincial, and government programs.
Here is an ongoing list as of April 2022.
- Apprenticeship grants through the government (up to $2,000)
- New! Veterans grant available to help veterans pursue millwright careers (application link)
- Ontario tools grant (up to $600 for tools)
- Apprenticeship completion grant ($2,000 for completing a millwright apprenticeship)
- Canada apprentice loans (up to $4,000)
- B.C. apprenticeship loans
- Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program (many financial support options for indigenous people looking to pursue a career in a trade)
- Saskatchewan apprenticeship training allowance & graduate retention programs (up to $175/week & $20,000 in tax deductions for staying after learning a trade)
- Alberta funding (loans up to $75,000 + grant possibilities)
- Brunswick tool grant (up to $500 for tools)
Also, don’t forget that apprentices have a variety of tax deductions they can apply to lower their tax burden. This is money in your pocket, so don’t skip these deductions.
Finally, remember to contact your local apprenticeship office. Each province offers its own unique grant, loan, and scholarship structure — some of which are not available online.
Millwright Learning Opportunities
Here are some fantastic resources for future millwrights looking to get their foot in the door. All of these learning opportunities are currently available. These are millwright schools, millwright apprenticeship programs, and millwright classes that are available as of April 2023: