Education

Apprenticeship Resources:

Northwest Territories Apprenticeship – The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), through the Labour Development and Standards Division, administers the Northwest Territories Apprenticeship, Trades and Occupation Certification (AOC) Program. AOC is an industry-driven partnership that ensures a highly skilled workforce in 53 designated trades and 25 occupations.

Nunavut Apprenticeship – The Department of Family Services’ Apprenticeship Unit supports skilled workers and apprentices on their way to becoming journeypersons either with or without their Interprovincial Standards Red Seal certification. The Apprenticeship Unit also certifies eligible trade occupations.

Red Seal Program – Sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespeople across Canada. Tradespersons who have successfully passed the Red Seal examination receive a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial trade certificate. This indicates that a tradesperson has demonstrated the knowledge required for the national standard in the trade.

 

Scholarships, Grants & Loans:

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant - provides financial support to registered apprentices in a Red Seal Trade

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women - to further support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented

Apprenticeship Completion Grant - available to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal Trade

Canada Apprentice Loan – The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal Trade.

 
Aurora College Programs:

Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry – 12 week long program designed to train and prepare students to find apprenticeship level work in the Carpentry trade.

Pre-Apprenticeship Heavy Equipment Technician – 12 week long program designed to train and prepare students to find apprenticeship level work in the Heavy Equipment Technician trade.

Apprenticeship Carpenter – The Apprenticeship Carpenter program is designed to train apprentices to construct, erect and repair buildings and other structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel, and other materials.

Apprenticeship Electrician – The Apprenticeship Electrician program is designed to train apprentices to install, alter, repair, and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal or fire alarms for all types of buildings, structures and premises. 

Apprenticeship Heavy Duty Equipment Technician - The Apprenticeship Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) Program is designed to train apprentices to diagnose, test, service and perform preventative maintenance on: hydraulic, air, and electric braking systems; trailer systems and components; electrical circuits, lighting and electronic control systems and hydraulic systems.

Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer - The Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer Program is comprised of three levels (or three periods) of training. The goal of apprenticeship training is to develop a competent journeyperson through a combination of technical and on-the-job training.
Courses include:

Apprenticeship Plumber/Gasfitter Program - The Apprenticeship Plumber/Gasfitter Program is designed to train participants to plan, install, and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment, and controls.

Oil Burner Mechanic (TQ) Special - The Oil Burner Mechanic TQ Special is designed to provide theory and practice in the installation, service, adjustment and repair of high pressure, low pressure, and vaporizing oil burners and in the installation, service and repair of associated oil storage tank installations and piping systems.

 
Nunavut Arctic College Programs:

Pre-Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer Program - a multi-disciplinary program that aims to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence required to enter into an Apprenticeship program as a Housing Maintainer or to pursue other Nunavut Arctic College Programs.

Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter Program - a multi-disciplinary program that aims to give learners the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to proceed with an Apprenticeship in the Carpentry trade.

Pre-Apprenticeship Oil Heat Systems Technician - a multi-disciplinary program that aims to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to enter into an Apprenticeship as an Oil Burner Mechanic or to pursue other Nunavut Arctic College Programs.

Pre-Apprenticeship Plumber - a multi-disciplinary program that aims to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence required to enter into an Apprenticeship program as a Plumber or to pursue other Nunavut Arctic College programs.

Pre-Apprenticeship Electrician - a multi-disciplinary program that aims to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence required to enter into an Apprenticeship program as an Electrician or to pursue other Nunavut Arctic College programs.

Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer Program – is a Provincial Certification program that is recognized in Nunavut and NWT. The program offers technical training typically completed over 3 years (levels 1-3) that includes 560 hours of on-the-job training, and for Nunavut, 8 weeks of theory (or 240 hours) per year.

Apprenticeship Carpenter Program - provides four levels of technical training toward the Journeyman Certificate Program. Apprentices will progress in their learning to construct, erect and repair structures and fixtures made of wood or wood substances. Carpenters build, assemble, place and dismantle concrete forms; fit and install doors, door frames, window frames and staircases; and apply exterior and interior finish with wood or wood substances.

Apprenticeship Oil Heat Systems Technician - (formerly Oil Burner Mechanic) is an Inter-provincial (Red Seal) designated trade that offers technical training typically completed over 3 years. Included are 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and 8 weeks of theory (240 hours) per year for each of the 3 levels.

Apprenticeship Plumber (Gasfitter) Levels 1&2 Program - is an Inter-Provincial (Red Seal) designated trade that offers 6,240 hours of technical training typically completed over 4 years. This includes 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and 8 weeks of theory (240 hours) per year for each of the 4 levels. The College currently offers the first 2 levels of theory.

Electrician Levels 1&2 Program - is a 40-day, multi-disciplinary program that aims to give learners the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to proceed with Apprenticeships in the Electrical Trade.

 
Online & Distance Learning Opportunities:

Lynda Library - Offers construction software training and tutorials, which can be accessed for free with a Yellowknife Public Library Card

Algonquin College - Offers Full-time Online Studies in Construction Project Management, as well as Part-time Online Studies. 

British Columbia – Institute of Technology - BCIT offers a variety of options to prepare you on Mathematics and study skills for pre-test, trades training, and apprenticeship programs offered at BCIT or elsewhere.

Conestoga College - Offers Engineering & Technology programs and Trades & Apprenticeship programs.

Fanshawe College - Offers programs in Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades.

George Brown College (paper-based distance learning) - offers Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Gold Seal credit courses that you apply toward your Gold Seal Certified designation application. They also offer a Construction Estimating Certificate, which provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare estimates and schedules for construction projects. Their Construction Project Management Certificate provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to manage construction projects.

Grand Prairie Regional College - Offers Apprenticeship programs.

Humber College - Offers programs in Applied Sciences and Technology.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Offers programs in Trades & Technology.

Lakeland College - Offers programs in Trades & Technology Apprenticeship and Trades and Technology Pre-Employment. 

Lethbridge College - Offers programs in Apprenticeship Training. 

Mohawk College - Offers a wide variety of skilled trades programs.

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) - Offers a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management, which can be done online. They also offer electrical courses, which may also be completed online.

Northern Lakes College - Offers programs in Apprenticeship Training.

Olds College - Offers programs in Apprenticeship and Pre-Employment.

Red Deer College - Offers programs in Apprenticeship Training.

Red River College - Offers programs in Skilled Trades and Engineering & Construction.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - Offers a wide variety of courses in Construction and Trades, most of which can be done online.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers courses in Industry and Trades, as well as Standardized Safety Training.

Seneca College - Seneca College offers an entirely online program for a Construction Estimator Certificate.

Sheridan College - Offers programs in Architectural Technology, Engineering, and Skilled Trades.

Thompson Rivers Univeristy - Offers Trade programs.

Vancouver Island University - Offers programs in Aboriginal Construction and Apprenticeship. 

Yukon College - Offers programs in Trades.