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Durham College is proud to partner with the Canerector Foundation to award Canerector Scholarships to students enrolled in full-time certificate and diploma programs in some of the most in-demand skilled trades fields.

Scholarships are valued at up to $5000 ($1000 entrance scholarship followed by $1000 per semester up to a maximum of $5000). Canerector Scholars will also benefit from opportunities at DC that enhance their experience and assist with their employability after graduation.

Students starting their first semester in January, 2024 in an eligible program can apply!


  • December 18, 2023 – Applications Open (link will be posted on this website!)
  • February 7, 2024 – Applications Close
  • March 8, 2024 – Successful recipients will be contacted by this date

Eligible Programs

  • Automotive Technician - Service and Management (Motive Power Technician) and the co-op option
  • Building Construction Technician and the co-op option
  • Carpentry and Renovation Technician and the co-op option
  • Crane Operation, Rigging and Construction Techniques
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Techniques
  • Gas Technician 2
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques
  • Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices and the co-op option
  • Mechanical Technician – Millwright and the co-op option
  • Mechanical Technician – Plumbing    
  • Power Engineering Techniques - Fourth Class
  • Trades Fundamentals
  • Welding Engineering Technician and the co-op option

Eligibility Criteria

Canerector Scholarships are looking for responsible, hardworking, dedicated people who:

  • Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Are enrolled in a full-time, eligible skilled trade working towards a one-year certificate or two-year diploma program and started (or starting) in January 2024

Renewal criteria: The only requirement for recipients to keep their scholarship is that they pass each semester with a minimum 3.0 GPA, do not drop out of the program or college during full-time study.

Selection Criteria

You must meet the following criteria to be in contention for the scholarship:

  • Strong work ethic and character, as evidenced by current or previous experience
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador and promote their career choice in the skilled trades and the Canerector program in high schools and community outreach

If you have questions, please contact:

Donna Chisholm
Skilled Trades Coordinator

Application form

Applications are now closed. For questions or concerns please contact