What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a post-secondary education pathway, just like College or University. It is a hands-on training program for people who enjoy learning by doing and earning while learning. Ontario has the largest apprenticeship training system in Canada with more than 100 skilled trades ranging from carpentry to hairstyling.

As a job seeker wanting to enter the trades, you must find an employer or sponsor who is willing to train you.  The employer must register you with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development to confirm that you are receiving proper on-the-job training and attaining your classroom courses.

For more information on finding out more about moving towards becoming an apprentice, we encourage you to visit

Our ontrac website links to an overview on Apprenticeships

Employers who are looking to register an employee as an apprentice, must do so through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development.  Please contact our office for contact information on your local Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development.