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Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Northern Ontario - Apprenticeship Office

Offers registration and support to:
  • new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer or who have prior education and related work experience
  • also offers consultation for sponsoring employers
Apprenticeship Scholarship
  • $1,000 scholarship upon completion of academic upgrading, for registered apprentices younger than 25 years who left school before completing the necessary academic requirements for registering in a trade, who are committed to achieving the necessary academic requirements within one year, and who demonstrate an interest in the skilled trades
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
  • School-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools
  • Students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades
  • Interested 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, or contact the local Apprenticeship Office
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 work placement
  • Free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools

This office is not an exam centre
  • Full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 or 12
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
  • See below for specific programs

  • Must be qualified to train an apprentice in the trade, be able to provide structured training and supervision, and pay wages according to regulations 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 Skilled Trades Ontario for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
Toll Free
1-800-734-9572 - Kenora Office
Web Site
Mailing Address
c/o Provincial Government Building; Box 4
Suite 130
Dryden, ON, P8N 3K9
English, French
Laura Sfreddo, Employment and Training Consultant
Service Delivery Manager
Gloria Mejia
Phone: 807-468-2620; Fax: 807-468-2881
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(30) Provincial Government
Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
December 14, 2021
Provincial Government Building; 479 Government St, 1st Fl
Dryden, ON, P8N 3K9
Located in the Provincial Government Building
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Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
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Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 12:45 pm-4:30 pm
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