What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a pathway to a rewarding career in the trades. As an apprentice, you take classes and learn your trade by working under the direction of experienced workers – and get paid while you do it.
Find out how to qualify, find a sponsor or employer to hire you, or get money or grants to help you pay for apprenticeship training and tools.
You may also visit the Ministry of Ontario Apprenticeship website for complete details.
What is an Apprentice?
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. Apprentices are employees, and earn a salary while they learn a skilled trade.
To become and apprentice, you must find an employer or sponsor who is willing to train you and engage in apprenticeship training. People who want to become apprentices usually apply directly to an employer or union.
Need financial help to get started as an apprentice? Learn about the provincial and federal financial supports for apprentices, find out if you qualify and how to apply by visiting: Financial supports for apprentices
For more information on apprenticeships, please visit the Skilled Trades Ontario website.
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