The prosperity Ontario enjoys today was created, in large part, by a generation of tradespeople who learned their skills in Ontario or brought their skills to Ontario. Tradespeople perform services that make our homes comfortable, our lives enjoyable and our communities vibrant. They keep vehicles running safely and efficiently, and workplaces running smoothly – whether in an office building, institution or in manufacturing. The roads we drive on, the transit we use, the places that style our hair, the school where we drop off our kids and the hospital that cares for our loved ones are all built and maintained by tradespeople. There is no other occupational group that impacts day-to-day life so frequently.