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Registered Apprentice Program

If jumping right into the thick of things and getting your hands dirty on the job is the way you like to learn, then you might be interested in a registered apprentice program.

Registered apprentice is a community-based training program that allows you to receive a combination of on-the-job training and related technical instruction in your chosen industry.

As an apprentice you will:

  • Learn by doing – You won’t just learn how to do something by reading about it in a book. Instructors will show you how to do it, and then you’ll do it yourself.
  • Receive training in all aspects of an industry – You’ll learn everything you need to know in order to succeed in your field, including both practical and theoretical aspects of your occupation.
  • Get paid – This isn’t like an internship where you’re only getting experience. Apprentices are paid a wage that increases as they advance through their program (up to 85 to 90 percent of the rate paid to a journeyworker in the occupation).

To be an apprentice you generally must be at least 16 years of age (18 for hazardous occupations). Apprentice programs last between one and six years. At the end of your instruction you will receive an Apprenticeship Completion Certificate that is a recognized credential in your occupation of choice.