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Get Started on an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships offer you a chance to learn a highly skilled trade in a major sector. Humber provides opportunities to work in your chosen trade while completing the academic components and in-school training required for your skills development.

How Apprenticeships Work

As an apprentice, you learn a skilled trade on the job. You work with and learn from experienced workers, and get paid while you do it.

You also learn in a classroom from instructors who know the trade. For most trades, you work for a year and then switch to studying in class for eight to twelve weeks, either full- or part-time. It takes between two to five years to complete an apprenticeship.

Find out more about how to start your apprenticeship at www.ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship

Who Qualifies for an Apprenticeship

To qualify for an apprenticeship, you must:
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have legal permission to work in Canada (for example, have a valid social insurance number)
  • meet the educational requirements for your chosen trade
  • have a sponsor in Ontario
Find out more about eligibility requirements at www.ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship

Completing an Apprenticeship

When you finish your training as an apprentice, you will get a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

To obtain the Certificate of Apprenticeship, you and your sponsor have a few tasks to complete. For certain trades, you will also need to complete an exam to get a Certificate of Qualification.

Find out more about finishing an apprenticeship at www.ontario.ca/page/finish-apprenticeship

Take the First Step

The first step in any apprenticeship is to get a job with an employer who is willing to sponsor you as an apprentice. Apprenticeship programs are open to domestic students only.

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