Earn While You Learn New dynamic youth-focused website that features inspirational videos and stories from apprentices and certified skilled trades professionals talking about what made them pursue a rewarding career in the trades. Discover the exciting ways you can ‘earn while you learn’ in one of Ontario’s 156 skilled trades.
|The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) can help you get the education and training you need to build a rewarding career after high school. You can choose from university and college programs, apprenticeships and many other kinds of training and education.|
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.
|The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) is a non-profit organization that connects Canada’s apprenticeship community. Participants work collaboratively to support vibrant and innovative apprenticeship systems and policies with a view to developing a highly-skilled, inclusive and mobile skilled trades workforce. Employers, unions, equity-seeking groups, educational institutions and the jurisdictions support CAF-FCA operations through membership.|
|The Red Seal Program was established to provide greater mobility for skilled workers across Canada. The Red Seal program allows qualified tradespeople to practise their trade anywhere in Canada where the trade is designated without having to write further examinations.To date, over 50 trades are included in the Red Seal program, accounting for almost 90% of all apprentices and more than 80% of the total trades workforce in Canada.|
|Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the skilled trades and technologies. Since 1989, we’ve accomplished this through a number of initiatives, including our Young Women’s Initatives, our Aboriginal Initiatives, our In-School Presentations, our Skills Work!® Summer Camp Programs, our Cardboard Boat Races and Video Challenges, and our Ontario Technological Skills Competition: Canada’s largest skilled trades and technology competition.|
|The College of Trades Appointments Council (the ‘Council’) was established by the Government of Ontario in July 2010 under section 63 of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (the ‘Act’) as an Operational Service Agency, responsible to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.The Act stipulates that the Appointments Council shall be composed of a chair and eight other members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.|
|The Ministry of Labour was established in 1919 to develop and enforce labour legislation, the Ministry of Labour’s mission is to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.|
|ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) was established in 1999 with the mandate to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario.
ESA is an administrative authority, an independent, not-for-profit corporation acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario with specific responsibilities for electrical safety. As part of its mandate, ESA administers regulation in four areas: the Ontario Electrical Safety Code; licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, electricity distribution system safety and electrical product safety. ESA also administers the Appeals Regulation.
|IHSA (Infrastructure Health & Safety Association) is a leader in health and safety education. Through skills-based training, auditing, and evaluation, IHSA provides safety solutions to those who perform high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with energized high-voltage power systems, driving motor vehicles, transporting dangerous goods, working on suspended access equipment, and utility line clearing.|
|The My Trades Journey is an online panel that encourages members to participate in sharing their experiences about their apprenticeship program through surveys, discussions and engagement activities. If you qualify to join the My Trades Journey Panel you will be entered into a draw to win $1,000 and other great prizes just for joining! In addition, the first 1,000 members registered on the panel will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.
Click here to participate in the survey.