Ever wondered what it would be like to be a heavy equipment operator? What it would be like to work on a vehicle as a small engines mechanic? What it would be like to work on wiring of a building as an electrician or contribute to a production line as a CNC operator? Are you unsure about what direction you want to pursue with your career? Looking to maybe get into the skilled trades or perhaps apprentice?


Employment North has entered into the Virtual Reality world and is utilizing innovative technology that allows job seekers to explore careers they may be interested in by being fully immersed visually in a 3D environment. This cutting edge technology allows for job seekers to experience one of 25 skills trades based careers simulations like mining engineer, stick welder, electrician, HVAC Technician, heavy equipment operator, robotics technician, pipe fitter, CNC operator, small engine mechanic, carpenter, plumber and steel production worker to name a few.


The technology is constantly evolving and new simulations are added on a regular basis. The simulations have been developed with industry experts, so they are as close and real as possible to what someone working in this job would experience. These simulation are meant to provide you with an idea of what it would be like to work in these jobs and this sort of career and are in no way to teach or train, just give you a glimpse of what the job would be like to see if that is something that you would be interested in pursuing.


After the guided simulation, you and the councillor would discuss the experience and any questions or concerns you may have and if this is something you would be interested in pursuing. This application is also very useful if you are considering the apprenticeship program and are at the initial stages of determining if this is something you are interested in but are not quite sure if this is something you would like to pursue.


Overall, it is a very handy and useful tool in career exploration and compliments the workshops and information that we provide when it comes to job searching and career exploration. Interested?

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Current Simulations Offered:

  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Mining Engineer
  • Stick Welding
  • Residential Electrician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Robotics Technician
  • Robotic Welding Operator
  • Process Engineer
  • Pipe Fitter
  • CNC Operator
  • Manual Machinist
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Steel Production Worker
  • Hydroponics Operator
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Carpenter
  • Plumber
  • Industrial Electrician

Coming soon:

  • Farm Labourer
  • Aquaculture Technician
  • Genomicist
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Millwright