Youth Apprenticeship Programs

As education and apprenticeship is a provincial and territorial responsibility, the current apprenticeship system in Canada is decentralized and differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  High school curriculum have incorporated career exploration and planning to better prepare students for today’s job market.  Attention has also been given to in-school trade curriculum as well as apprenticeship or co-op programs.  While not all provinces have a trade-focused youth apprenticeship program, most have a work experience program available to youths 16 years and older. Upon successful completion of the program, credit is obtained towards future apprenticeship.