Apprenticeship Systems

Apprenticeship regulation is the responsibility of the individual Canadian provinces and territories.

Apprentices in designated trades must be registered with the provincial/territorial regulatory body and are subject to standards and training requirements set out by governing legislation.

In many jurisdictions, it is possible to gain experience in the skilled trades or start an apprenticeship while you’re still in high school. Others come to the trades later and are making a career transition. As long as you know the trade you want to pursue and the province/territory in which you plan to work, visiting your jurisdiction’s website is a good place to start for information and guidance.