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Ontario. Employment Ontario

Site: Owen Sound

Service: Apprenticeship Office

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Record #: CWD0685 Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 Last Full Update: 16 Apr 2013
DescriptionRegistration 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 interest in the skilled trades 
$2000 Employer Signing Bonus -- initiative encouraging employers or sponsors in the trades to register new apprentices who qualify for the apprenticeship scholarship 
Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit -- refundable tax credit available to employers or sponsors who hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades * maximum credit available to employers or sponsors as of March 26, 2009 is $10,000 per qualifying apprentice per taxation year * employers and sponsors are eligible to receive the credit for four years 
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) – allows high school students to gain on-the-job experience through work placements and register as apprentices in skilled trades * students complete credits toward both their high school diploma and a Certificate of Apprenticeship * interested students should contact their guidance counsellor, technical teacher or apprenticeship staff at an Employment Ontario 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 40 weeks long including a minimum 8-week work placement * free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools
Service Details
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30pm
DatesYear round
Areas ServedBruce County ; Dufferin County ; Grey County
EligibilityApprenticeship 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
ApplicationApprenticeship programs – individuals must first find an employer or training sponsor willing to hire and train them * the individual, employer or sponsor then arranges an assessment meeting at the workplace with apprenticeship staff, who will then draw up a training agreement * foreign- trained professionals or trade certification candidates – contact office for information on provincial requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Address and Location
LocationOwen Sound
Address & Map
1450 1st Ave W, Suite 100
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6W2
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Intersection14th St W and 1st Ave W
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone519-376-5790
Toll Free Phone1-800-838-9468
Primary ContactDarlene Boisvenue, Training Consultant; Phone: 519-376-5620
Alternate ContactJodi Burton-Scheifley, Examination/Administrative Clerk; Email: