Train your future workforce: hire an apprentice today and guide them through to completion.

"Apprenticeship is a work-based training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade or occupation.

Apprenticeship training provides access to well-paying jobs that demand a high level of skill, judgement and creativity. Apprentices are paid while gaining work experience, and their wages increase with their level of skill.

There are currently over 150 trades to choose from in Ontario in four sectors: construction, industrial, motive power and service. Apprenticeship is an equal form of post-secondary education." (

Apprenticeship is a model of learning where:

Successful completion of both components, along with examinations, is required to earn a certificate or ticket, and become a certified tradesperson. In school technical training typically ranges from 4 to 10 weeks per year depending on the trade and takes approximately four years on average to complete.

  • Most of the training (85%-90%) is done workplace based, under the direction of a qualified person, and

  • Classroom training (10%-15%) done mainly at community colleges in Ontario, provides the theory to support the practical workplace based training.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.