What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is paid post-secondary education combining on-the-job training and in-class learning to teach skilled trades. As an apprentice, you take classes and learn your trade by working under the direction of experienced workers – and get paid while you do it.

Apprenticeship pathway diagram

  • 10% in school at an approved training centre, union hall or college
  • 90% in the workplace with an experienced mentor
  • ‘Earn while you Learn’ model means no student debt
  • Over 140+ apprenticeable skilled trades in Ontario

Learn more about Skilled Trades in Ontario