An apprentice is someone who learns a skilled trade on the job, under the direction of more experienced workers. Apprentices also complete classroom instruction as a part of their training.  Becoming an apprentice can be an important first step to learning new skills and building a rewarding career. Jobs in the skilled trades pay well and are interesting and challenging. Plus, you earn while you learn. 

“A career in the skilled trades is a chance to find a job that is in demand with good pay”  

 Employment and Social Development Canada 

Apprenticeship Programs 

  1. Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Programs – Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship programs allow you to get apprenticeship training while earning a college diploma. 
  1. Employment Ontario – Work in the trades – Employment Ontario has services right across Ontario that can help you become an apprentice. 
  1. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) – OYAP allows high school students to learn about apprenticeship training and have an opportunity to begin apprenticeship training while they are still in high school. 
  1. Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program – This program helps unemployed individuals upgrade and develop the job skills which can lead to an apprenticeship. 

Contact one of our local Employment Services offices (link to Employment Services Offices page) for more information on how to get involved with an apprenticeship.