The Skills Canada National Competition and several provincial-level Skills competitions for apprentices have been cancelled. Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia have all announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming provincial competitions have been cancelled.
The Skills Canada National Competition 2020 was scheduled for May 27-30 in Vancouver. “After much discussion with out provincial/territorial member organizations, stakeholders and taking guidance from our public health authorities, we felt it was prudent to cancel the event. The health and safety of our student participants, spectators, volunteers, partners, and staff are paramount and we did not feel we could deliver an event that would meet the current coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines provided by Canada’s public health authorities,” said the Skills Canada announcement.