How to Become an Apprentice in Canada
This process is a standard procedure for becoming an apprentice in Canada. Provinces may differ depending on the trade or the provincial laws.
Find an Employer
Once an interested individual finally figures out which trade to pursue, the next thing to think about is finding an employer to facilitate their on-the-job training. Many trade skills in Canada start with on-the-job training, followed by classroom instructions.
The tradesperson and employer must agree to create a contract about the apprenticeship. It’s also important to register the agreement with the proper regulatory body in the same province. Tradespersons can enjoy learning while getting paid by their employers.
Complete the Training
The training varies on the trade skill and regulations of the province. It must be a combination of practical training and the theoretical aspect, each with a specific number of required hours. Completion of the training allows a tradesperson to earn a certificate of apprenticeship.
Become a Certified Journeyperson
After completing the training, tradespersons can challenge the provincial examination for the journeyperson certificate. This serves as the “ticket” to start earning or to legally work in the trade in the same province.