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

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

Program Description: The Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program develops job skills and trade readiness in individuals wanting to prepare for work as an apprentice. Programs are up to 52 weeks in duration and may include the Level 1 apprenticeship in-school training or relevant apprenticeship training, safety training and an 8-12 week work placement. Programs may also include trade readiness, employment preparation and academic upgrading.


Note: Specific programs may require certain additional eligibility criteria. Check with the specific program.

Cost: FREE. Costs for text books, safety equipment and tools are also included. (Funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities).

Delivering Agencies:

Applying to the Program: Individuals must apply directly to the organization offering the training. To find out about local program offerings, call the Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656 or contact the local apprenticeship office:

Toronto Apprenticeship Office
625 Church Street (1st Floor)
Toronto, ON M7A 2B5
Tel. (416) 326-5800

Pre-apprenticeship Programs and Contact Information:

Humber College in Partnership with:
MicroSkills JVS Toronto

George Brown College The George Brown College website indicates that the college's pre- apprenticeship programs will soon be announced.

Centennial College YWCA Toronto Seneca College

The above list of pre-apprenticeship programs is not exhaustive and is subject to change. It is best to check with the Employment Ontario Hotline number listed above or with your local apprenticeship office.