Women in Aviation

“they are not masculine skills – they are just skills”

(Annette Nisbett, Journey-person and mentor at Skills Canada – Ontario)

Women are vastly under-represented in the aviation and aerospace sector making up less than 8% of the workforce, yet it’s a dynamic and fulfilling career option.  The skilled trades offer women good pay and benefits, variety, rewarding work and unlimited opportunity. 

The skilled trades require workers with a good eye and a steady hand.  While intelligence and aptitude are essential components of working in these careers, it is impossible to function within the trades without pride of craftsmanship, expert knowledge and creative talent.

Please click on the links below to read about career success stories of for women in Aviation and Aerospace:

Janice Wilson, Avionics graduate

Chantel Boucher, Instructor and Aircraft Metal Technician

Sergeant Marlene Shillingford, The First Woman Crew Chief with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds


Women in Aviation

Women In Aviation – Timeline

Career Options for Women

Canadian Women in Aviation

The Ninety-Nines” is the world's oldest and largest organization of women pilots