If you are looking for a career in the trades, an apprenticeship could be in your future. Apprenticeships are open to high school students, and even those who have finished college or want to change their career. An Apprenticeship gives you hands on real work experience while expanding your career skills.

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is an inclusive national body that brings together all players in apprenticeship training. 

Resources and information about starting a career in the trades. 

The Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Program is one of several initiatives implemented by the Government of Ontario to increase access to the skilled trades. The program enables individuals to train as apprentices in a specific trade while obtaining an associated college diploma.

Find an office near you for more information. 

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas. 


OYAP at Algoma District School Board

OYAP at St. Mary's College

Preparing for Apprenticeship: Learn how to prepare for an apprenticeship through three of the provincial training programs. 

Find information about how to start, apply, and finance an apprenticeship in Ontario. 

Sault College offers a wide variety of apprentices in fields like automotive, mechanical, plumbing, steamfitting, electrical, ironworker, reinforcing rodworker, cook or hairstylist. We also partner with Durham College to deliver the millwright apprenticeship. 

Skills Canada encourages and supports a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth.