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Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development - London Regional Office - Apprenticeship Office

1200 Commissioners Rd E, Unit 72
London, ON
N5Z 4R3
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-1050
Fax: 519-439-4458
iconPath Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
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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 Ontario College of Trades for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills

Eligibility / Target Population

Full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 orade 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


Susan Woodend - Service Delivery Manager


English ; French

Area Served

London, Huron, Oxford, Perth, and parts of Middlesex (North Middlesex and Strathroy-Caradoc) and Elgin (St Thomas and West Elgin)


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Description of Services

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 - $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 

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 Coordinator 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
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