Apprenticeship training application

Your information
Your sponsor's information
Confirm your application

To apply, you must have a sponsor (usually your employer) who has agreed to provide you with apprenticeship training. If you do not have a sponsor and want to learn more about apprenticeship training or get help finding a sponsor, please visit ontario.ca/apprenticeship, or contact your local Ontario apprenticeship office. If you have previously applied for this trade, you can change your sponsor.

Note: Items marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed.

Have you previously applied for apprenticeship in this trade?  *Required
Including the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Please respond to this question.
You indicated that you have previously applied for apprenticeship in this trade, you can not apply online. Please contact your local Ontario apprenticeship office.
Are you at least 18 years of age? *Required
Please respond to this question.
You must be at least 18 years old to submit an online apprenticeship training application. If you are between 16 and 18 years old, you can apply by filling out a paper application that you, your sponsor and a parent or guardian must sign and submit to your local Ontario apprenticeship office.
Has your sponsor agreed to register you as an apprentice? *Required
Please respond to this question.
Your sponsor must agree to register you as an apprentice before you can proceed with this process. Please ensure that your sponsor is willing to register you before returning to complete this online application.

How to submit your apprenticeship application

You must complete the application in one session. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.

You need the following information before you start:

Your information

  • Social insurance number
  • Complete mailing address, including your postal code
  • Your telephone number(s) and email address
  • Start date of apprenticeship training with this sponsor
  • Number of regular working or training hours per week

Your sponsor's information

  • Full legal business name of sponsor
  • Complete mailing address for your sponsor, including postal code
  • Sponsor telephone number
  • First and last name of the contact for your sponsor
  • Sponsor contact phone number and email address
  • Sponsor ID number*

*Sponsor ID number is optional. Including it will speed up the application process. If your sponsor has ever registered an apprentice, they will have an ID number issued by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

Proof of age, social insurance number (SIN) and education/training documentation

To apply for apprenticeship training in Ontario, you must have documented proof of age, SIN and education/training for the ministry to examine and verify.

Uploading proof documentation will result in faster processing of your application. Please note: all three documents must be uploaded in order to complete this option.

Please have your proof documentation ready for uploading. Only files with extension 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'pdf', 'png' can be uploaded and must not exceed 2 MB.

If you do not wish to upload your proof documentation, you must provide it to a local Ontario apprenticeship office.

One document from each category below must be provided.

Proof of age
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Driver's licence
  • Passport (valid or expired)
  • Nexus card
  • Ontario / Canadian registration licence
  • Ontario photo card (new Ontario ID card)
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship or Naturalization (not commemorative issue)
  • Government of Canada certificate of Indian or Métis status
  • Current identity document issued by a Canadian government ministry or agency with a vigorous registration or security clearance process (OPP or RCMP security check)
Proof of SIN
  • SIN card
  • Government income tax form
  • Record of employment (ROE)
Proof of education/training
  • GED certificate - Canadian
  • GED certificate - foreign (accredited)
  • High school diploma - Canadian
  • High school diploma - foreign (accredited)
  • Postsecondary diploma - Canadian
  • Postsecondary diploma - foreign (accredited)
  • Trade certificate - Canadian
  • Trade certificate - foreign (accredited)
  • Academic transcript
  • Upgrading certificate - Canadian
  • Upgrading certificate - Ontario
Collection and use of personal information

Please read the following terms and conditions for collection and use of personal information:

MAESD uses this application to assess your eligibility for a registered training agreement under which you would receive training from a sponsor in a trade required as part of an apprenticeship program. By making this application, you are authorizing MAESD to verify any of the information provided.

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Your personal information on this form and in all other communications related to apprenticeship and related programs will be used by the Ministry to administer and finance Ontario's Apprenticeship Training program. The Ministry will collect relevant personal information directly from you and indirectly from your school board, employer, sponsor, training institution, the Ontario College of Trades (the College) and Canada for these purposes and may also disclose your personal information to these organizations. The Ministry may use the services of other Ontario ministries, contractors and auditors to administer and finance Apprenticeship Training. You may be contacted to request your voluntary participation in surveys and public relations campaigns related to Apprenticeship Training.

Administration includes assessing and verifying your eligibility for apprenticeship, including your membership in the College; registering you as an apprentice and maintaining your file; providing financial assistance to you and training institutions; ensuring that you receive appropriate training; conducting examinations; issuing certificates of apprenticeship; evaluating, monitoring and auditing your progress during your training and the activities of your employer, sponsor and training institution; reporting to Canada about the effectiveness of Apprenticeship Training as required under the Labour Market Agreement (LMA) and the Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA); enforcing your agreements with the Ministry and the legislation set out below; enforcing the agreements between the Ministry and your employer, sponsor and training institution; conducting inspections and investigations; detecting, monitoring and preventing fraud; and conducting policy analysis, evaluation and research related to all aspects of Employment Ontario programs and services, including Apprenticeship Training.

Apprenticeship Training is partly funded by Canada under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act (EIA) and under the LMDA between Canada and Ontario and the LMA between Canada and Ontario. Under the LMDA, the Ministry must collect your social insurance number to provide reports to Canada to allow it to monitor and assess the Employment Insurance Program under s. 3 of the EIA.

The Ministry will disclose your personal information to the College under s. 80 of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 when it is necessary for the College to carry out its responsibilities, including registering you as a member of the College.

The Ministry may also disclose personal information about you to any of your employers or sponsors who need your apprenticeship training agreement for purposes of applying for the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit under s. 89 of the Taxation Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c. 11, Schedule A; and statistics Canada, if required under s. 13 of the Statistics Act, R. S. 1985, c. S-19, as amended. Your personal information is collected under the authority of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 S.O. 2009, C. 22; the LMA, the LMDA, and ss. 3, 63 and 139 of the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c.23, as amended, s. 76.29 of the Employment Insurance Regulations, S.O.R./96-332, ss.10, 34(1) and 36(1) of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act, S.C. 2005, c 34; s. 8 of the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, as amended; and s. 10.1 of the Financial Administration Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.12, as amended. Questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information may be addressed to the Manager, Employment Ontario Contact Centre at the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, 33 Bloor St. E, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2S3, toll-free: 1-800-387-5656; Toronto: 416-326-5656; TTY: 1-866-533-6339 or 416-325-4084.By signing this form, you give consent to the Ministry to collect, use and disclose personal information about you where relevant to the administration and financing of Apprenticeship Training.

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 S.O. 2009, c. 22; the LMA, the LMDA, and ss. 3, 63 and 139 of the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, as amended, s. 76.29 of the Employment Insurance Regulations, S.O.R./96-332, ss.10, 34(1) and 36(1) of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act, S.C. 2005, c 34; s. 8 of the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, as amended; and s. 10.1 of the Financial Administration Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F. 12, as amended.

Questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information may be addressed to the Manager, Employment Ontario Contact Centre at the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, 33 Bloor St. E, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2S3, toll-free 1-800-387-5656; Toronto: 416-326-5656; TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-533-6339 or 416-325-4084. By signing this form, you give consent to the Ministry to collect, use and disclose personal information about you where relevant to the administration and financing of Apprenticeship Training.

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You must read and accept the notice of collection and use of personal information to proceed with this application process.