Applying for apprenticeship programs

Interested in an apprenticeship but don't have a sponsor employer yet?

Step 1: Find an employer who will support you in your apprenticeship training. 
Employment Ontario can help you with your job search and there are online tools including the Ontario Job Bank.

Step 2: The employer must register the apprentice with:

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development 
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East
London, ON N5Z 4R3
Tel: 519-675-7788

Are you at least 18 years of age, interested in an apprenticeship program and already have a sponsor?

Step 1: Your employer must contact the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) to complete an Application for Apprenticeship Training

Step 2: Your MLTSD training consultant will explain how to sign and register a Training Agreement, as well as provide you with a book to record your learning and training hours as applicable.

Step 3: You will be notified when your apprentice school seat is available. The date of your contract establishes your schooling senority date and seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Step 4: Within 90 days of the signing of your Training Agreement, apply for membership to the Ontario College of Trades,

Step 5: Find out more about how the process works and how to get started.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

For a full list of apprenticeships available, visit: