Women in Resource Development: WRDC Women in Resource Development
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WRDC promotes the involvement of women in natural resource industries at the community level. WRDC reaches out to women, community organizations and industry and advocates the idea that even though resource-based industries are presently dominated by men, women CAN participate on an equal footing. Projects of WRDC relate to an identified need to foster awareness of opportunities for women in the natural resource sectors and encourage an environment where women see such positions as viable career options.


The Employment Assistance Services offices of WRDC provide employment assistance services to unemployed women in Newfoundland and Labrador, who are interested in trades, technology and operations occupations in the Natural Resources Sector.


WRDC works with women, educators and employers to get women trained and ready to work in highly paid occupations and in the skilled trades and technology sectors. Employment Assistance Services offers a wide range of employment related services to unemployed women. We can provide information on a number of funding programs, training and job creation initiatives available.

With offices in four regions of the province including St. John’s, Clarenville, Corner Brook and Happy Valley-Goose Bay our services include:

  • Career Planning
  • Job Search
  • Career Counselling
  • Completing labour market research
  • Understanding labour market trends
  • Exploring training options and funding
  • Understanding the apprenticeship system
  • Developing job search techniques
  • Accessing the hidden job market
  • Identifying transferable skills
  • Developing resume and cover letter writing skills for jobs in trades and technology
  • Accessing the existing network of women in trades and technology
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