Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development

Site: Owen Sound Area Office

Service: Apprenticeship Office, Owen Sound Area Office

Record #: CWD0685
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 01 Apr 2019

Description

Description (Service) Offers registration and support to:
  • new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer or who have prior education and related work experience
  • also offers consultation to sponsoring employers
Apprenticeship Scholarship
  • $1,000 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
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 recruiter 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
This office offers on-site exams

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility
  • Full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 or 12


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 Skilled Trades Ontario for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
Languages English, French

Address and Location

Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
1450 1st Ave W
Suite 100
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 6W2
 
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Intersection 14th St W and 1st Ave W
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-376-5790
Toll Free Phone 1-800-838-9468
Fax 519-376-4843
E-Mail owensound.apprenticeship@ontario.ca
Website https://www.ontario.ca/page/employment-ontario
Primary Contact Brad Marshall, Training Consultant; Phone: 519-376-1597
Alternate Contact Jodi Burton-Scheifley, Service Delivery Assistant; Phone: 519-371-4896; Email: jodi.burton-scheifley@ontario.ca
Mailing Address 1450 1st Ave W 
Suite 100 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 6W2

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