Here are the ABC’s of various apprenticeship resources that I have found in searching the internet:
Apprenticeship Grants – This is the Service Canada website dealing with the federal government’s program to fund apprentice education.
Careers in Trades – This is a joint effort of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Skills Canada to encourage Canadians to enter into an apprenticeship.
Careers in Construction – This is an initiative of the Construction Sector Council.
CAF-Educators Guide – Published in 2013 this 52 page pdf is directed at high school teachers. It gives a comprehensive overview of why students should consider a career in the trades by dealing with some of the myths. It also has a comprehensive listing of the various trades grouped into industries. The guide also has some classroom activities to give the students some hands on experience.
CAF-Apprenticeship Guide – Published in 2013 this 27 page pdf contains much of the information contained in the Educator’s Guide without the specific information for teachers.
CWEDA – The following information is meant to help you research the path to becoming an apprentice in the Canada West Equipment Dealers Association.
Ellis Chart – Enter a trade name and click a button and this handy chart will give you all the information about the trade’s status amongst all the provinces and territories.
Grow a Farmer – For those in the Maritimes interested in farming.
National Apprenticeship Survey – The NAS collects information on the work and training experiences of apprentices before, during and after their involvement with their apprenticeship program.
Tradesecrets – Information about the Alberta government’s apprenticeship programs and industry training.
Industry Training Authority – The ITA is the provincial crown agency that oversees the British Columbia apprenticeship program.
Saskapprenticeship – Information about the Saskatchewan government’s apprenticeship programs and industry training.
Manitoba Apprenticeship – Information about the Manitoba government’s apprenticeship programs.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program – Information about the Ontario government’s apprenticeship programs.
Emploi Quebec – Search for apprenticeship and training information in Quebec.
NB Teen Apprentice Program – Information about the New Brunswick government’s apprenticeship programs.
PEI Apprenticeship – Information about the Prince Edward Island government’s apprenticeship programs.
NSApprenticeship – Information about the Nova Scotia government’s apprenticeship programs.
Newfoundland & Labrador – Information about the Newfoundland and Labrador government’s apprenticeship programs.
Yukon Territory – Information about the Yukon government’s apprenticeship programs.
Nunavut Territory – Information about the Nunavut government’s apprenticeship programs.
Academy Canada – Academy Canada is the largest independent career college in Eastern Canada and offers a number of apprenticeship courses.
Algonquin College – Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario has a number of apprenticeship courses.
Arctic College – Located in Nunavut this college offers a number of apprenticeship courses.
BCIT – The British Columbia Institute of Technology is a large technical college and trades training centre located in Burnaby, BC
College of the Rockies – Located in Cranbrook, BC they offer a number of apprenticeship programs in the mining industry/
Conestoga College – Located in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario they offer training in a number of trades.
Durham College – Located in Oshawa and Whitby, Ontario, Durham College offers a number of apprenticeship courses.
Electrical College of Canada – Located in Vaughan and Mississauga this private school offers course for those interested in becoming an electrician.
Humber College – Humber College is located in Toronto and has a number of apprenticeship courses.
Mohawk College – Mohawk annually serves 4,500 apprenticeship students, and is one of the largest trainers of apprentices in Hamilton, Ontario.
NAIT – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is a large technical college and trades training centre located in Edmonton, AB.
Niagara College – Located in various sites in the Niagara peninsula of Ontario they have a number of apprenticeship courses.
Okanagan College – Located in various sites in the the Okanagan Valley in the interior of British Columbia there are a number of apprenticeship courses on offer.
Ontario Colleges – Covering 850 learning sites in over 200 locations throughout Ontario offering over 4.500 courses.
Union and Industry
Boilermakers Canada – The Boilermakers continue to be a leader in apprenticeship training and journeyperson upgrading.
Canadian Operating Engineers – The Canadian Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Council (COEJATC) is a Canada-wide network of training institutions that conduct heavy equipment, crane, and safety training.
Canadian Union of Skilled Workers – For people looking to apprentice in the Ontario electricity generation industry.
Canadian Piping Trades – For those interested in the plumbing and pipefitting trade the United Association offers a number of opportunities.
Canadian Masonry Training Centre – the Ontario Masonry Training Centre (OMTC) offers leading edge in-school apprenticeship training for the masonry industry.
Electrical Joint Training Committee – A joint union management committee in BC to offer trades training in the electrical industry.
Papers and Reports
Laporte, C., & Mueller, R. E. (2013). The completion behaviour of registered apprentices in Canada: who continues, who quits, and who completes programs?. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 5(1), 1-30.