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A link to their community parnter section will provide you, as the practitioner, with information on how to apply for apprenticeships. Networks to connect with. Resource packages(workshops to download and give to your clients). Resume and cover letter guides. Resources for foreign trained professionals and women in trades. For more information, visit:

Apprenticeship Grants

Service Canada is offering; 1. Apprenticeship Incentive Grant 2. Apprenticeship Completion Grant Apprentices can receive up to $4,000 in grants to pay tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses. There are many career opportunities in the trades, everything from construction and roofing to cooking and hairstyling.

Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers (website)

Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers calls for states to help students, their families, and employers unpack the meaning of postsecondary credentials and assess their value in the labor market. Learners will better understand how their choices of postsecondary programs can prepare them for fulfilling lives and careers. Policymakers will effectively and efficiently allocate resources to build strong economies. Colleges will refresh and strengthen programs to improve student outcomes. Employers will be able more precisely to identify and hire talented workers. Consult the Full Report, the PowerPoint/Infographics, the Press Release or media coverage.

This site will help you discover the facts about a career in the skilled trades and how an apprenticeship can help you earn while you learn. For more information, visit: View

Discover Skills BC

Discover Skills BC is an initiative funded by the BC Government to help provide easy access for secondary students to the many educational opportunities available to them in trades and technology training. BC offers a wealth of programs and training options to give BC students the skills they need to lead exciting and rewarding careers. Students, parents and educators can discover these opportunities here.

Integrating Essential Skills into Apprenticeship Training Guide

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum developed this guide to help Aboriginal employment counsellors set-up pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship training programs for Aboriginal adult learners. The guide contains best practices as provided by ASET (Aboriginal Skills Employment Training) holders. The guide helps Aboriginal communities trying to set up their own programs.

ITA Essential Skills Assessment Tools

Industry Training Authority (ITA) Essential Skills is a website tool that features; Essential Skills profiles for 60 trades-related occupations; built-in ES assessments of reading, document use and numeracy skills; immediately available individualized test results that highlight skills and gaps; individualized learning plans that links to learning resources including an option to access PLATO . The website also includes a “how to video” and user guides for use of the website and how to view and understand assessment results and learning plans. In addition the site provides specific information for Aboriginal People seeking training/ employment in the Trades.

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs Available In: Construction and Maintenance Electrician Plumbing Network Cabling Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics Appliance Service Technician Domestic Appliance Technician Gas Technician 3 Gas Technician 2 Locations in Toronto and Cambridge

Skills/Compétences Canada 

Skills/Compétences Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth.

Trades Training BC

The site aims to provide visitors with information about trades programs and where to find training opportunities in the province of British Columbia. The website also includes a Jobs Board that includes current trades job postings. The site is organized into clearly-defined sections for information about apprenticing in BC, vocational training, foundation training, how to find a job, and financial aid advice. There is also a “quick schedule finder” on the homepage that allows a prospective student to search a trade or program and see where it is available in the province.

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