Finding an Employer
Finding an employer is the first and often most difficult step in an apprenticeship. There are a number of strategies that can help you connect with the right position and organization to launch your career.
Looking for an apprenticeship or skilled trades position? There are a number of national and regional job search sites to help you find an employer who can hire and train you. Search using the keyword ‘apprentice’ and applicable trade name. Use the Government of Canada Job Bank and filter by location to find jobs in your area.
Once you’ve found your employer, don’t forget to register at your local apprenticeship office and see what grants and supports you qualify for!
There are a number of ways you can learn about job opportunities and connect with potential employers. Talking with a skilled tradesperson is a great way to learn about a trade. Consider approaching an employer or training instructor to ask for an informational interview. This is a great way to learn about job opportunities and connect with potential employers. Another good place to meet potential contacts is through organizations such as trade unions, professional association or training institutions. Don’t forget to consider local employment offices, programs and agencies, especially those that specialize in trades-related training and employment.