Note: This chart offers some common pathways to the goal, but is not exhaustive. Other pathways may be possible.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Focus: The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and gain training in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. Students have access to programming related to over 150 skilled trades, have the opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas. The goals of OYAP are to:

Levels: Must be “credit ready” (i.e. demonstrate grade 9 level academic proficiency or higher) as defined by the service delivery math and English intake assessments.

Cost: Fees are dependent on service delivery site policy (tuition is not charged for credit courses, but refundable materials and other administrative fees may be charged; see links below for details)

Delivering Agencies:

York Region District School Board

York Region Catholic District School Board

Toronto District School Board OYAP website

OYAP homepage