What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is an on-the-job training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade or occupation and includes learning new skills from skilled journeypersons.
Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. (2016, April 18). Apprenticeship Training. Retrieved from Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development: Apprenticeship Training
Find out more about Apprenticeships
To find out what an apprenticeship is and how it can help you find a job in the trades, click here.
To find out more about how long apprenticeships are and how to get started, click here.
Careers in Demand
Click here to explore information about which careers are in demand and which best suit your interests and skills.
Some trades in Ontario require certification, while for others certification is voluntary. To find out what type of certification is needed for the trade you are interested in, click here.
Trades and apprenticeships are regulated in Ontario by the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). To learn more, click here.
Become Qualified to Work in Ontario
Click here to view a guide for foreign-trained tradespeople to become qualified to work in Ontario.
Bridging Programs for Construction, Electricians And Industrial Mechanics
Bridging programs for construction, electricians or industrial mechanics can be found here.
Bridging Programs for Internationally Trained Persons
For a more comprehensive list of bridging programs for internationally trained individuals, click here.
Bridging Programs for Trades
Find more information on bridging programs for people who work in the trades here.
Women Transitioning to Trades and Employment
If you are a woman, transwoman, or two-spirited woman, you may be eligible to enter the Women Transitioning to Trades and Employment program. Learn more here.
If you already have experience working as a tradesperson, click here to learn about Trade Equivalency Assessments.