Improving diversity in the skilled trades workforce would not just improve the circumstances of those groups but, it is equally important from the wider perspective of the province’s economy, employers and government. The construction industry, like others, faces challenges in securing a skilled workforce. Beyond attracting EDI groups to the sector, to begin on the apprenticeship journey, there is great need to improve completion rates of training programs and improve retention of such workers in the sector beyond completion of their training. The barriers to entry and security within the sector for EDI groups are likely to be in addition to those faced by others. This study will aim to understand issues related to members of EDI groups (including, but not limited to, indigenous communities) regarding: 1) access to training and employment in skilled trades occupations in construction; 2) successful completion of apprenticeship and employment routes in the sector; and, 3) career prospects and longer-term outcomes (e.g. progression, further skill development, employment and earnings).