Getting Started for Employers

Employers who have qualified personnel in place who are willing to provide students with supervision and training may qualify for participation in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.

In Ontario, there are more than 135 skilled trades that qualify. More specifically, any skilled trade listed under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act (OCTAA) qualifies.

  1. Contact your local schools cooperative education department. You will be guided through the process and any questions you may have will be answered
  2. You will then be provided with eager, committed students to interview
  3. You will select your student and provide a cooperative education experience
  4. If everything works out, you may choose to register your student as an apprentice