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1 Apprenticeship Preparation “Hands-on training for those who enjoy learning by doing”

2 Why be an Apprentice? Earn money while you learnEarn money while you learn May be eligible for incentivesMay be eligible for incentives Automatic college enrolmentAutomatic college enrolment Hands on training – 90% on job & 10% in classroomHands on training – 90% on job & 10% in classroom Entrepreneurship opportunities for licensed trades peopleEntrepreneurship opportunities for licensed trades people Labour Market demandLabour Market demand

3 What is an Apprenticeship? Employment – full time or part timeEmployment – full time or part time Approximately 2 – 5 years in lengthApproximately 2 – 5 years in length Legal contract between the Apprentice, Employer and MinistryLegal contract between the Apprentice, Employer and Ministry NOTE: Both the apprentice and the employer are responsible for updating the Ministry on any changes in employment status, address, business status and contact info.NOTE: Both the apprentice and the employer are responsible for updating the Ministry on any changes in employment status, address, business status and contact info.

4 Eligibility Employed by a Certified Journeyman in the tradeEmployed by a Certified Journeyman in the trade Meet the min. age requirement of 16 (parental consent under age of 18)Meet the min. age requirement of 16 (parental consent under age of 18) Have a grade 10 or 12 depending on trade requirementsHave a grade 10 or 12 depending on trade requirements Demonstrated interest in the tradeDemonstrated interest in the trade Strong work ethicStrong work ethic Strong foundation in math & sciences for some tradesStrong foundation in math & sciences for some trades

5 Types Voluntary/ Unrestricted:Voluntary/ Unrestricted: –Passing the Certificate of Qualification Trade Exam is NOT mandatory however employers do consider trade licensing as an indication of competency. Certification is an ASSET Compulsory/ Restricted: –Require that all workers must have passed the Certificate of Qualification Trade Exam to be licensed to work legally in that trade. Certification is MANDATORY Red Seal: – Certified tradesperson to work anywhere in Canada; trade exams based on industry standards developed and recognized inter-provincially; Successful candidates receive a ‘Certificate of Qualification’ with the ‘Red Seal’ attached.

6 Approaches: Ontario Youth Apprentice Program –Funded by the Ministry; administered by School Boards –Co-op program with trades –Opportunity to ‘test the waters’ while earning a credit towards OSSD –Accelerated OYAP programs are available for eligible students offering the first level of apprenticeship college training, while completing the regular co-op credit

7 Approaches: Pre-Apprenticeship –Assist clients facing specific job search challenges e.g. newcomers, woman new to the workforce, at-risk youth, criminal record, etc. –Programs are FREE and must offer the following: Assistance overcoming specific challenges like life skillsAssistance overcoming specific challenges like life skills First level of apprenticeship college trainingFirst level of apprenticeship college training 8-week work placement opportunity8-week work placement opportunity

8 Approaches: Co-Op College Diploma Program –Delivered by the colleges, in partnership with the ministry and trade employers –Covers apprenticeship theory component and approximately 6 months of trade experience –Graduates are Registered Apprentices with a college diploma NOTE: students responsible for tuition; still must find an employer to complete the mandatory trade experience.NOTE: students responsible for tuition; still must find an employer to complete the mandatory trade experience.

9 Approaches: Find an Employer Legal contract between the apprentice, employer and ministryLegal contract between the apprentice, employer and ministry Employed by an Employer in the tradeEmployed by an Employer in the trade Meet the minimum age and eligibility requirementsMeet the minimum age and eligibility requirements Once employed, candidates contact the local Apprenticeship Office to identify the Training Consultant assigned to their employer (by postal code)Once employed, candidates contact the local Apprenticeship Office to identify the Training Consultant assigned to their employer (by postal code) Request Apprenticeship Registration meeting with their Training Consultant and EmployerRequest Apprenticeship Registration meeting with their Training Consultant and Employer

10 Final Step: Examination Format: multiple choice, writtenFormat: multiple choice, written Passing Mark: 70%Passing Mark: 70% # of Attempts: as many as is reasonable# of Attempts: as many as is reasonable Fee: $100 per attemptFee: $100 per attempt Supports/ Study Aids:Supports/ Study Aids: –Apprenticeship training manual –Preparation handout –Breakdown of exam –For Red Seal, sample questions available –Translators –Sign Language Interpreters or readers –Private booths Note:Note: –Study materials and preparatory course are at the applicant's discretion –Appointment for support services is at client discretion and responsibility; an interview is required to prove practitioners' eligibility.

11 Getting There 1) Apprenticeship:1) Apprenticeship: –People interested in skilled trades who do not have the necessary skills and experience –Determine Career Goal –Job Search Training –Get employer –Apprenticeship Office –Apprenticeship Registration 2) Trade Certification: –People that have developed the skills of their trade other than as a registered apprentice in Ontario, and who want to work in a trade –Assessment –Complete Application –Examination

12 Getting There: RNC Schedule an appointment with a Case ManagerSchedule an appointment with a Case Manager Required to attend the following workshops:Required to attend the following workshops: –Resume/ Cover Letter –Successful Interview Skills –Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

13 Incentives: Apprentice Provided by EO Service Provider: – –Apprenticeship Scholarship $500.00 when registered in upgrading program; $500.00 upon completion. Provided by Ministry:Provided by Ministry: –80% of college training costs are covered by the province – –Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Maximum of $2000.00 (Red Seal Only) – –Apprenticeship Completion Grant $2000.00 (Red Seal and Non-Red Seal trades) – –Tools: Loan For Tools Maximum $800 for tools and equipment – –Tools: Trades Person Tool Deduction Maximum of $500/ year

14 Incentives: Employer Provided by EO Service Provider: – –Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus Maximum of $2000.00 ($1000.00 when registered with ministry; $1000.00 after 1 st 6 months of employment and completion of the training plan). Provided by Ministry: – –Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit Maximum of $2000.00 – –Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit Maximum of $40,000.00 – –Co-operative Education Tax Credit Maximum of $3000.00/ student per work term – –Tradesperson Tool Deduction Maximum of $500.00/ year

15 Apprenticeship Offices Pickering: 1420 Bayly St, Unit 11-800-461-4608 Barrie: 34 Simcoe St1-800-560-3821 Mississauga: 10 Kingsbridge Garden Cir, # 4041-800-736-5520 Toronto: 625 Church St, 1st Fl 416-326-5800

16 Apprenticeship Office Services –Trade Certification Application Assessments –Exam Facilities –License Renewals –Information & Advising –NOTE: Toronto Office offers 2 exam sessions daily, 5-days a week. Bookings are required for clients using support services

17 IMPORTANT LINKS Employment Ontario: www.ontario.ca/employmentontarioEmployment Ontario: www.ontario.ca/employmentontario www.ontario.ca/employmentontario Federal Red Seal Program: www.red-seal.caFederal Red Seal Program: www.red-seal.cawww.red-seal.ca Ministry of Revenue: www.rev.gov.on.ca/english/bullentins/ct/3020.htmlMinistry of Revenue: www.rev.gov.on.ca/english/bullentins/ct/3020.html www.rev.gov.on.ca/english/bullentins/ct/3020.html Working in Canada: www.workingincanada.gc.caWorking in Canada: www.workingincanada.gc.cawww.workingincanada.gc.ca Canadian Apprenticeship Forum: www.caf-fca.orgCanadian Apprenticeship Forum: www.caf-fca.orgwww.caf-fca.org Skilled Trades – A Career you can Build on: www.apprenticetrades.caSkilled Trades – A Career you can Build on: www.apprenticetrades.ca www.apprenticetrades.ca Apprentice Search: www.apprenticesearch.comApprentice Search: www.apprenticesearch.comwww.apprenticesearch.com Tradeability: http://tradeability.caTradeability: http://tradeability.cahttp://tradeability.ca


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