Ontario. Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Site: Niagara Region Office

Service: Apprenticeship Office

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-704-2991
Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-4475
Fax 905-704-2985 or 905-704-3180
E-Mail Appr.St.Catharines@ontario.ca
Website www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
Garden City Tower
301 St Paul St, 10th Fl
St Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
 
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Intersection St Paul St and Carlisle Ave
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Registration and support for new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer * prior education and related work experience may be considered * consultation for sponsoring employers 
 
Apprenticeship Scholarship -- $1000 scholarship upon completion of academic upgrading, for registered apprentices younger than 25 years who left school before completing the necessary academic requirements for registering in a trade, who are committed to achieving the necessary academic requirements within one year, and who demonstrate an interestin the skilled trades 
 
Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODA) – allows college students to receive apprenticeship training while earning a diploma * registrants must meet apprenticeship requirements as well as all eligibility criteria for the specific college program (see individual listings) * apply directly through the college 
 
Loans for Tools – -- interest-free loans to newly registered apprentices for purchase of tools * contact office for details on eligibility and amounts available 
 
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) – > -- school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools * students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades * interested students full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 should contact their guidance counsellor, co-op education teacher or the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator for the local school board or contact the local Apprenticeship Office 
 
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program – -- job skill development and trade readiness for unemployed individuals wanting careers in skilled trades * programs are at various community locations, and up to 52 weeks long including a minimum 8-12 week work placement * free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools 
 
Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE) -- to help with the cost of training apprentices in more than 100 eligible trades * bonuses for apprentices from underrepresented groups * Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus -- for trades that are not eligible for GAGE  
 
 
This office offers on-site exams
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Eligibility Apprenticeship programs-- persons 16 years or older with minimum Grade 10 education for construction trades (employers may ask for higher education) or minimum Grade 12 education (unless otherwise defined by specific trade regulation) for industrial, motive power and service trades * see below for specific programs * employers – must be qualified to train an apprentice in the trade, be able to provide structured training and supervision, and pay wages according to regulations where appropriate
Application Apprenticeship programs -- individuals must first find a sponsor (usually an employer) willing to hire and train them * the individual then applies for the apprenticeship program online 
* if the individual is eligible, local apprenticeship staff will contact the individual and sponsor to sign a training agreement* Foreign- trained professionals or trade certification candidates -- contact the Ontario College of Trades for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ; Apprenticeship Training ~ College/University Students ; Student Financial Aid ~ Young Adults ~ Apprentices ; Tools/Equipment ~ Apprentices ; Vocational Education ~ High School Students ; Wage Subsidy Funds

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