Where Do I Start?

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. Talk to your parents, teachers and tradespeople for advice. Consult local employers to find out what trades are in demand.

Choose a Trade

Talk to your parents, teachers and tradespeople for advice. Consult local employers to find out what trades are in demand and visit colleges to learn about pre-apprenticeship opportunities.

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Find an Employer

To become an apprentice, you must find an employer who agrees to provide you with on-the-job training while you work and get paid.

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Become Registered

An agreement with your employer, outlining the conditions of your apprenticeship must be registered with your provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority.

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Grants and Support

In addition to wages, there are grants and other supports available to help apprentices make a successful journey to certification.

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