Trades and apprenticeships in Canada cover more than 200 provincially designated trades and apprenticeships. Most trade programs take approximately 2 to 4 years to complete and they combine approximately 80% paid-on-the job training with 20% technical or in-school learning. The 49 apprenticeship programs designated as "Red Seal" trades allow graduates to practice the trade in any province or territory in Canada. Many occupations require workers to be certified or registered as apprentices in order for them to practice their trade.
Individuals can pursue a trade in three main ways:
1) By enrolling in a secondary school apprenticeship program. Students accumulate up to 500 hours of workplace training combined with classroom instruction, and upon successful completion, students can apply for credit towards the requirements for an apprenticeship.
2) By enrolling in an entry-level trades training program (ELTT) that provides introductory skills geared towards direct employment. Credit towards technical training is granted for those who go on to become apprentices. These programs vary from 12 weeks to 10 months and provide students with the basic skills and knowledge required to for entry-level industry positions.
3) By enrolling in a formal apprenticeship program. Formal apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training and advanced technical training provided at a post-secondary institution (technical institute, college or university). Apprenticeship programs also involve formal written agreements between an employer, an employee and the province. For most trades, the apprentice must complete up to 4 years of training, although the time varies according to the trade. After each year of training the apprentice must pass a test before proceeding to the next training level.
Trades and apprenticeship study in Canada is a great way for international students to learn job skills while earning money!
Greater Victoria School District #61 Victoria, British Columbia The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International High School Programs offers high achieving students options to study all the way ...
Campus e-tours allow students to view the facilities and student life at featured Universities, Community Colleges and ESL Schools in Canada, giving you the opportunity to see what the schools looks like, as well as facts about the campus, courses, etc. Once you’ve completed your tour you can read the in-depth profile to get more detailed information, or click the Request FREE Info link to request specific information such as scholarships and financial aid directly from that institution.
Request FREE info directly from featured
Trades and Apprenticeship Schools
Featured institutions want to send you more information on their
Trades and Apprenticeship
to receive free information directly from the school. To see a complete list of featured schools,
Note: Your request is sent directly to the institution and is not maintained on this website. Your privacy is completely protected.