Apprenticeship-related courses in the GTA


West of Toronto

The Centre for Skills Development and Training

For over 10 years, The Centre has been offering skilled trades training programs in Burlington designed to get you job ready - fast!

Students at The Centre participate in over 70% hands-on training in 17,000 square feet of fully equipped shop space.  Last year, with The Centre’s assistance, 92% of their graduates found work related to their training.

Current training programs include:

  • Home Renovations
  • Construction Framing
  • Electrical
  • Industrial Millwright Mechanic
  • Precision Machining
  • Women in Skilled Trades: Enhanced General Carpentry


For more information contact The Centre at 1-888-315-5521 ext. 131 or email and let them know that you heard about them on!


Automotive Training Centre: the computer lab gives our students access to many different automotive software packages to simulate an up-to-date working environment. The Toronto Campus is located near the Islington subway station.

This campus offers training in:

  • Automotive and Technical Trades

  • Automotive Fixed Operations

  • Auto Sales & Management

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: IBEW CCO represents thirteen IBEW Construction Local Unions across Ontario, serving over 14,000 electricians, linemen and communication workers


North Toronto

Carpenter's Union: The Carpenters' Union, Central Ontario Regional Council is composed of affiliated local unions that represent carpenters, carpenters' apprentices, drywallers, shinglers, metalmen, resilient floor workers, trim carpenters, caulkers, labourers, and other tradespeople in central Ontario. They bargain on behalf of its members and mandates wage and benefit minimums in accordance with its collective agreements

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades: IUPAT is a labour union representing over 140,000 members in the construction industry, including, Painters, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers, Floor Coverers and Sign & Display workers

Ontario Industrial & Finishing Skill Centre: a training and learning institution devoted to painter decorators and architectural glass and metal technicians across Ontario; located at 130 Toro Road, Toronto, Ontario

Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre: IFSTC offers apprenticeships in the fields of interior finishing, Drywall Finishing and Plastering Course and Drywall Acoustic Mechanic & Lathing Course; located at 60 Sharer Road, Woodbridge, Ontario

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute: PAT Institute currently offers academic credits to prepare candidates for entry into an apprenticeship.

Courses available in:

  • Construction and Maintenance Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship

  • Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship

  • Network Cabling Specialist Pre-Apprenticeship  Program

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics Pre-Apprenticeship Program

  • Gas Technician 3 Program

  • Gas Technician 2 Program


South Toronto

Granton Institute of Technology


Ironworkers Toronto Local 721: a site provided for the education of members and the greater community on the benefits and opportunities associated with membership in the organization. Providing apprenticeship training in the Ironworker and Rodworker trades; located at 909 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke


East of Toronto


Durham College - Cook Basic and Advanced Day Release Program for Apprentices

Good News from Durham College!
In partnership with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), Durham College is offering Cook Basic and Cook Advanced apprenticeship program at our Whitby campus in 2013/2014.

These programs will be delivered in our New 'Centre for Food' facility. The (CFF) is set to open September 2013.

To learn more, please download the flyer here.





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