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Description and Services
Description (Service) Registration and support for new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer * prior education and related work experience may be considered * 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

$2,000 Employer Signing Bonus -- initiative encouraging employers or sponsors in the trades to register new apprentices who qualify for the apprenticeship scholarship

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODA) -- allows college students to receive apprenticeship training while earning a diploma * registrants must meet apprenticeship requirements as well as all eligibility criteria for the specific college program (see individual listings) * apply directly through the college

Loans for Tools -- interest-free loans to newly registered apprentices for purchase of tools * contact office for details on eligibility and amounts available

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 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 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 offers on-site exams
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
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 * Employers -- 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 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
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-731-7100
Toll Free Phone 1-877-221-1220
Fax 613-731-4160
E-Mail appr.ottawa@ontario.ca
Website www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/
Names
Alternate Name Apprenticeship Scholarship ; CODA ; Coop Diploma Apprenticeship Program ; Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program ; Loans for Tools ; Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program ; OYAP ; Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program ; Youth Apprenticeship Program
Former Name Apprenticeship Client Services Unit ; Labour Market and Training Division ; Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development ; MTCU
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Preston Square
347 Preston St, 3rd Flr, Suite 310
Ottawa, ON K1S 3H8
 
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Intersection Rochester St and Hwy 417
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot * parking meters * free occasional parking on the street
Other Details
Established 1964
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ; Apprenticeship Training ~ College/University Students ; Student Financial Aid ~ Apprentices ; Tools/Equipment ~ Apprentices ; Vocational Education ~ High School Students
Print Material Pamphlets * Information files on various trades
Resources Website

Administration: 613-757-3108 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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