What they offer…

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Considering a career path as an apprentice? Browse our library of more than 150 skilled trades descriptions, learn about training providers and more.

Careers in Trades (CTAO)

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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 their new Trades Explorer tool.

Employment Ontario

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Find the Employment Ontario apprenticeship office near you. There are 30 offices across the province. They will work with you to find a sponsor in your chosen trade.


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There are a number of grants available for apprentices upon completion of high school. Learn about the options and eligibility requirements for apprentices in Canada and Ontario.

Job Talks

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

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITDSD)

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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.

Skill Plan

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Start and enhance your career in the skilled trades. “Build Your Skills” is your personal learning hub and all you need to succeed in the skilled trades. The Learning Hub has tons of resources to help you succeed in your apprenticeship training, including resources to prepare for your Red Seal or trade certification. Skill Plan online courses have easy-to-follow lessons, interactive activities and video tutorials to help you tackle challenging technical training concepts.

Skills Ontario

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

Diversity, equity, and representation are top priorities for Skills Ontario. They work with communities across Ontario to ensure that they are providing equal opportunities for all youth and building a diverse and robust skilled workforce.

Support Ontario Youth (SOY)

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Through their network and connections, SOY will help you with your apprenticeship by helping you to find the trade that is right for you and then connecting you to an employer. They specialize in Construction, Industrial and Motive Power sector trades.

Supporting Women in Trades (SWiT)

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Resources and supports for female-identifying apprentices.