If you do not have enough Canadian work experience in your trade, if you require trade certification, or if you would like to learn a new trade, you may be interested in one of the many Apprenticeship Programs available in Northwestern Ontario.
Apprenticeship Programs combine in-class studies with paid on-the-job training in a skilled trade. As an Apprentice you will be an employee and you will earn a salary while you learn a trade, usually under the direction of more skilled workers. You will also be required to complete classroom instruction offered in the community. Most apprenticeships last two to five years, with the majority of the time spent in the workplace.
In Ontario, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) helps skilled workers to get recognition of their trade qualifications and experience, and to enter Apprenticeship Programs.