Getting Started

Get started on a path towards a great career by following these five steps

  1. Choose a trade by doing your research. The more you know about yourself, the better. By exploring your interests, talents and abilities and finding out more about various trades, you will discover a trade that is right for you.
  2. Complete the application forms and submit them to your OYAP contact/co-op teacher at your school.
  3. Meet with your OYAP contact/co-op teacher, who will discuss the program with you, answer any questions you may have and assist you in finding the program best suited to your interests and abilities.
  4. Participate in a co-op experience in the trade you have chosen.
  5. Register with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development as an apprentice.

Admission Requirements

To Be Eligible for OYAP Students Must:

  • Be 16-20 years of age.
  • Have successfully completed 16 credits.
  • Enrolled in secondary school full-time working towards your OSSD
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This program is funded by the
Government of Ontario.