Apprenticeship Links

PROVINCIAL SITES

Ministry Skilled Trades Sites

Find a career you wouldn’t trade. Learn how to become a tradesperson, find resources if you’re an employer or currently working, and get job advice

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Ministry Start an Apprenticeship

Find out how you qualify and apply to be an apprentice in a skilled trade.

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Skilled Trades Ontario (STO)

Skilled Trades Ontario is a new Crown agency which replaced the Ontario College of Trades. It is responsible for skilled trades certification in Ontario, which includes: establishing apprenticeship programs, including training standards, curriculum standards and certification exams. Among Ontario’s many occupations and  career opportunity in every region STO  includes four key sectors – Construction, Industrial and Motive Power and Service.

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Ministry Site - Prepare for Apprenticeship

Prepare to train as an apprentice in a skilled trade through one of three programs.

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Ontario Future Trends/Labour Market

Labour market information and statistics can help you plan your career. Learn more about work trends and the skills, education and training you need for jobs today, and in the future.

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CANADIAN SITES

Find your Skilled Trade. Find your Passion

Skilled trades can offer job autonomy. It’s a hands-on experience. It’s creative and rewarding. High demand careers. For your future job. New challenges. For your future career. Transferable skills.

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Red Seal Program

A Red Seal endorsement is a seal on your provincial or territorial trade certificate. It shows that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to practice your trade across Canada.

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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Essential information about Canada’s apprenticeship systems. Learn facts, terminology and other important details about apprenticeship in Canada.

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Careers in the Trades

With more than 300 trades to choose from, finding the right one can be a big challenge! There are many opportunities to experience what the skilled trades are and what your career path could look like. From crane operator to hairstylist, carpenter to millwright, you should assess your skills and interests to find the right one for you. For inspiration, check out our new Trades Explorer tool.

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SUPPORT SITES

Apprenticesearch.com

ApprenticeSearch.com is a free online job search and matching platform with an exclusive focus on apprenticeship trade positions in Ontario. We’re more than just a technological solution to job searching – we’re also a passionate team of professionals who are available to offer support and guidance to both employers and apprentices.

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Apprenticesearch.com - Steps to Apprenticeship, Resumes and Cover Letters, Financial Incentives, Job Search and Interview Tips.

Containing helpful exercises and a wealth of useful internet links, this resource should not be missed.

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JobTalks

Watch interviews with tradespeople who love their jobs. Hear why they chose their career, how they entered into it, and how others can, too.

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JobTalks Construction

Get to Know the People Behind Ontario's Construction Industry. Explore different types of Construction Jobs in Ontario. Learn about the work environment and job requirements from workers who love what they do.

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OYAP Websites

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.

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Skills Ontario

Skills Ontario's mission statement is "to champion and stimulate the development of world-class technological and employability skills in Ontario youth.” 

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FINDYOURTRADE - Ontario Colleges

Ontario's colleges are at the forefront of technology, innovation, and workforce development, preparing students for success in the cutting-edge careers of tomorrow. This site is dedicated to showcasing the many unique skilled trades and technology careers available to graduates of relevant programs offered by Ontario's public colleges.

See all Apprenticeship programs at Ontario.

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Careers in Construction

Canada's workforce needs more skilled trade workers in Construction. . They have expertise and skills that are essential to our economy and our way of life.

Be part of one of the leading employment sectors in Canada. What does this mean for you? Significant opportunities. Career stability. And the knowledge that your hard-earned skills won't go to waste anytime soon.

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Support Ontario Youth-SOY

SOY’s mission is to support apprentices, employers, and all stakeholders in the skilled trades industry by streamlining and simplifying the apprenticeship journey. Our goal is to modernize the apprenticeship pathway by becoming a complete and transparent resource for those looking to enter the skills trade.

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