Apprenticeship and Trades

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools. Full-time students in Grades 11 and 12 earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades.

Click here to find out more about the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Click here to learn more about The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

ApprenticeSearch.com

Skill shortages are a persistent problem in the labour market in Canada. The high number of skilled trades people who will be retiring within the next decade will only make the problem worse. This has serious implications in terms of labour market productivity, growth and competitiveness at home and abroad. Ironically this is happening at a time when there is a high number of unemployed youth - who may lack skills or the awareness of where to get them, and how to link up to employers who want  to hire people with the right attitude and good skills.

The website is designed to help connect apprentices and employers across Ontario and is a free service operated by not-for-profit organizations and community agency partners in Ontario.

Click here to learn more about AppenticeSearch.com.