Where do I Start?

If you are considering hiring an apprentice contact a Training Consultant from the MTCU - Apprenticeship Office (1-888-JOBGROW), to formalize the apprenticeship documents

For more information on Financial Incentives for employers hiring apprentices, check out Resources for Employers

What are the Programs and What do they Mean?

OntarioColleges.ca: an interactive website run by the Ontario College Application Services (OCAS) to provide program information, course offerings, locations, background information and applicant services to residents wanting to apply to college
  • A good tool for employers looking for the colleges that offer programs that meet their hiring needs
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program: a post-secondary training option for job seekers looking to enter the skilled trades
  • A great tool for employers seeking the schools that offer programs that will meet their hiring needs
  • Pre-Apprenticeship courses are also offered by private career colleges at a fee; check out the list of approved Private Colleges in Ontario, here
  • Some private colleges are exempt from the MTCU Private Career Colleges Act and must provide students with written notice about this exemption when offered acceptance to their programs:
  • The Centre for Skills Development & Training is exempt from the Private Career Colleges Act because they fall under the Halton District School Boards governance model. The Centre and the programs that The Centre offers are exempt from the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 (PCCA). This means that The Centre does not require registration under the PCCA and the programs offered by The Centre do not require approval under the PCCA.

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