Apprenticeship ProgramEarn While You Learn!
Apprenticeship is a method of learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become a skilled worker and a certified journey person. Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson and classroom training at a training establishment. Most apprenticeship programs take two to four years to complete and combine approximately 80 per cent paid-on-the job training with 20 per cent technical/in-school learning - usually at Holland College or an off-Island institute.
Upon completing an apprenticeship program, the apprentice is awarded a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification with a Red Seal Endorsement. In the case of a trade that is not Red Seal, the apprentice is awarded a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification with the Blue Seal. These apprentices are now certified journeypersons of a trade.
Am I eligible to apply for apprenticeship?
In order to enter the apprenticeship program, a person must:
- be at least 16 years of age
- have a high school completion certificate or equivalent *
- be working at a designated skilled career with a suitable employer
|*||In the case of someone who does not have a high school completion or equivalent, a conditional agreement may be signed. In this case, the apprentice will have to obtain a General Education Development (GED) before completing their apprenticeship.|
To apply for apprenticeship, please submit the printable version of the application.
- Youth Apprenticeship Program (ASAP) - for high school students employed in a designated trade
- Frequently Asked Questions for Current and Future Apprentices
- Frequently Asked Questions for Employers