Where do I Start?

If your client:

  • is an apprentice or an employer looking to hire an apprentice, ensure they contact a Training Consultant from the MTCU - Apprenticeship Office (1-888-JOBGROW), to formalize the apprenticeship documents
  • Needs more information on Financial Incentives for employers hiring apprentices, check out Resources for Employers
  • Needs more information financial incentives available to apprentices, see Resources for Apprentices
  • Has been laid off, check out these links & steps

What are the Programs and What do they Mean?

English as a Second Language: programs offered for newcomers to Canada to strengthen their English language skills

Employment Resource Centres (ERC'S)/ Career Resource Centre (CRC'S): provides free access to computers, internet, photocopiers, fax machines and employment counselors available to assist job seekers in their job search or to allow job seekers work independently

  • CRC'S are located within school's/ school property and provides students and the general public with free access to all resources and employment assistance

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

  • If you're a laid off apprentice, consider taking your in-school portions of your apprenticeship (ontariocolleges.ca)
  • A good tool for employers looking for the colleges that offer programs that meet their hiring needs
  • Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit: a refundable tax credit available to employers that hire students enrolled in recognized Ontario University or College Co-operative education programs.

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program: a post-secondary training option for job seekers looking to enter the skilled trades,

  • Offered by government-approved training providers and community colleges and providing skills upgrades
  • Up to 40 weeks in-class training and 8 weeks on-the-job placement
  • A great tool for employers seeking the schools that offer programs that will meet their hiring needs
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs are great ways to get a basic training in the skilled trades once you're completed high school
  • NOTE: 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.

Resources for Newcomers: a variety of Canadian and Ontario-based services and programs for newcomers to access to make their transition to Canada easier (https://www.ontario.ca/page/employment-ontario)

Second Career: a program for laid-off workers looking to get re-trained, funding is available to cover costs of tuition, books and other expenses related to going back to school

  • Second Career is available for those that are either laid off, or are unemployed and looking for retraining in a career that is in demand

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