Youth Apprenticeship Journey

Find Your APPRENTICESHIP pathway

Not Yet Finished High School & Under 21

Talk to your guidance counsellor and get them to call the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

You Have Your High School Diploma But Not Yet Working

You Can Start Your Apprenticeship Via

  1. Getting hired at an Independent Trades business
  2. Getting hired through a Union
  3. Joining the Military 

To Get Started

Call VPI WORKING SOLUTIONS if you live in Bruce County 519-881-4900
Call YMCA EMPLOYMENT SERVICES if you live in Grey County 519-379-7016

You Have Your High School Diploma And You Are Already Employed

Call the Grey-Bruce Regional Rep at the Ministry of Trades, Colleges, and Universities to start counting your hours

1450 1st Ave. W
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 6W2

519 376 5620

You Do Not Have Your High School Diploma Completed And You Are Over The Age Of 21

Call the Adult Education at either school board to learn how your life skills can count towards finishing your high school diploma.

ALSO call the Adult Learning Centre in Owen Sound at
519 376 6628 or
Port Elgin at
519 389 2302

Bluewater District School Board

18002884403 ext 2169

Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board

519 364 5820

In order to become an Apprentice, the candidate needs to get a job with an employer/sponsor that can register them as an Apprentice.

Additional Resources

Need funding support along the way?

As an Apprentice, they get paid while training on the job (Earn while you Learn), when it is time to go to Trade School (normally at a College) 80%/90% of tuition is paid for by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).

Depending on the Skilled Trade, there may be bonuses, bursaries and loans available:


Not quite ready for an apprenticeship

If they are not ready for an Apprenticeship because they need to do some upgrading or want to explore Skilled Trades before committing to a Trade, we suggest exploring:

 A Techniques Program at one of the local Colleges:

Pre-Apprenticeship Programs:

Local upgrading:

In Partnership with

HIPP | Hanover's Innovative People Program