An apprenticeship involves job-shadowing in a skilled trade wherein individuals are under the guidance and direction of a qualified, experienced professional.
While apprenticeship is a type of post-secondary training, college or university education are not required to pursue an apprenticeship for a skilled trade profession.
The duration of an apprenticeship varies depending on the skilled trade and the certification required, lasting anywhere between 2-5 years. Apprenticeships cost significantly less than university and college and apprentices are paid throughout the duration of their on-the-job training.
The province is responsible for regulating apprenticeships. Some involve compulsory certification, others are voluntary.
The Red Seal program was introduced by the federal government to offer mobility to skilled trade workers in Canada. When qualified, skilled trade workers can practise their trade anywhere in Canada.
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Read Employment E-News – June 2016 – Skilled Trade Workers Needed