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What is an Apprenticeship?

"Apprenticeship is an agreement between a person (an apprentice) who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker -- "earning while learning." Apprenticeship is a proven industry-based learning system that combines on-the-job experience with technical training to produce a certified journeyperson. Upon completion of the specified training period, apprentices receive a Certificate of Qualification. On average, 85% of the apprentice's two to five years of training is spent in the workplace; the rest is spent at a training institution."

A Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth.

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 12 through the Cooperative Education program.
Ontario Government site that explains the apprenticeship process.

Learn: what an apprenticeship is; what a designated trade is; the difference between compulsory and voluntary certification; who administers the program; how it works; and how to obtain a Red Seal endorsement.
Learn more about the skilled trades.

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