MTCU 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 MTCU to verify any of the information provided.
Your personal information on this form and in all other communications related to apprenticeship and related programs will be used by MTCU to administer and finance Ontario's apprenticeship training program. MTCU will collect relevant personal information directly from you and indirectly from your school board, employer, sponsor, training institution, Employment Ontario (EO) service provider, the Ontario College of Trades (the College) and Canada for these purposes and may also disclose your personal information to these organizations. MTCU 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 age, education and membership in the College; registering you as an apprentice and maintaining your file; providing financial assistance to you and your training institutions; working with you, your training institutions and your employers or sponsors to support your progress in and completion of workplace and classroom training; conducting examinations; issuing certificates of apprenticeship; evaluating, monitoring and auditing your progress and the activities of your employers, sponsors, trainer(s) and training institutions; reporting to Canada about the effectiveness of apprenticeship training as required under the Workforce Development Agreement (WDA) between Canada and Ontario and the Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) between Canada and Ontario; enforcing your agreements with MTCU and the legislation set out below; enforcing the agreements between MTCU and your employer, sponsors and training institutions; conducting inspections and investigations; detecting, monitoring and preventing fraud; and conducting policy analysis, evaluation and research related to all aspects of EO programs and services, including apprenticeship training.
Apprenticeship training is funded in part by the WDA and the LMDA. Under these agreements, MTCU is required to 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 Employment Insurance Act (EIA) and to track the progress of all clients participating in programs and services funded under these agreements Information you provide on education level, immigration status, Employment Insurance eligibility, Francophone status and prior participation in special apprenticeship programs helps design policies and programs to support apprenticeship completions, and better meet reporting requirements under the Canada-Ontario WDA.
MTCU will disclose your personal information, including your contact information and your registered training agreement(s), to the College under s. 80 of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act (OCTAA), 2009 when it is necessary for the College to carry out its responsibilities. MTCU may also disclose your personal information 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;
- any person employed in the administration of similar legislation in any Canadian province or territory under s. 79(8)(a) of the OCTAA, 2009;
- and to Statistics Canada, if required under s. 13 of the Statistics Act, R. S. 1985, c. &19, as amended.
Your personal information is collected under the authority of the OCTAA, 2009 S.O. 2009, c. 22; the WDA, the LMDA, and ss. 3, 63 and 139 of the EIA, 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, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, 33 Bloor St. E, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2S3, 1-800-387-5656 toll-free; 416-326-5656 in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA); TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-533-6339 or 416-325-4084.