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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.

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

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.

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.

Explore Humber Apprenticeships

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Arborist Apprenticeship

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Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship

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Cook Apprenticeship

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Developmental Services Worker - Apprenticeship

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Electrician - Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship

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Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship

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Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship

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Plumber Apprenticeship

Meet the Growing Need for Skilled Tradespeople

Humber programs offer a balance of working in your chosen trade with an industry employer and the academic learning you need to round out your skills development. Learn from expert faculty with industry experience teaching in state-of-the-art facilities like the Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology and The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation.

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View Programs in:

  • Aboriculture and Horticulture Service Trades
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical
  • Construction, Building & Finishing

Visit the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology to view learning labs and to preview programs.

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