Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development

Apprenticeship Office, Chatham Office

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Description
Apprenticeship programs

Offer formal training for those who want a career in the
skilled trades. Program combines on the job training, in-classroom training and offers registration and support to:
  • new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer or
  • who have prior education and related work experience

Program also offers consultation to sponsoring employers
More information on Apprenticeship Programs available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
  • school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools
  • students earn cooperative education credits in the summers before grades 10, 11 or 12 through work placements in skilled trades
  • interested students full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 should contact their guidance counsellor, co-op education teacher or the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator for the local school board
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
  • job skill development and trade readiness for unemployed individuals wanting careers in skilled trades
  • programs are at various community locations, and up to 52 weeks long including a minimum 8-12 week paid work placement
  • free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools
This office is not an exam centre
Eligibility
Apprenticeship programs
  • persons 16 years or older with minimum Grade 10 education for construction trades (employers may ask for higher education) or minimum Grade 12 education (unless otherwise defined by specific trade regulation) for industrial, motive power and service trades

    Employers
    • must be qualified to train an apprentice in the trade, be able to provide structured training and supervision, and pay wages where appropriate
Application Process
Apprenticeship programs
  • individuals must first find a sponsor (usually an employer) willing to hire and train them
  • the individual then applies for the apprenticeship program online
  • if the individual is eligible, local apprenticeship staff will contact the individual and sponsor to sign a training agreement
Foreign- trained professionals or trade certification candidates
  • contact the Ontario College of Trades for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
Toll Free
1-800-214-8284
Office
519-354-2766
Fax
519-380-0611
Website
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Email
[email protected]
Languages
English
Fees
None
Documents Required
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Accessibility
Fully Accessible
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
December 18, 2023
Address
870 Richmond St W, 1st Fl
Chatham-Kent, ON, N7M 5J5
Cross street: Richmond St and Bloomfield Rd
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Hours of Operation
Mon
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tue
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wed
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thu
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Fri
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Chatham-Kent