Earn while you learn!
As an apprentice, you receive a salary from the employer that hires you. This salary is in accordance with provincial standards and increases as each stage of the program is successfully completed.
Another big benefit of apprenticeship training is that debt loads after completion of apprenticeships are much lower, since apprentices “earn while they learn”.
Skilled workers are in demand all across the country and the world. A good work ethic, a can-do attitude and a Certificate of Qualification will provide you with the tools to find a job when you finish your post-secondary education.
Eligibility for employment insurance during in-class training
As an apprentice, you may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits during in-class training (a percentage of your salary, subject to the maximum under EI). Some employers may also “top up” these benefits to reduce wage loss, and this allowance is not considered as earnings to be deducted from your EI benefits. Speak to your employer to see if this option is available
Receive personal training and mentorship
As an apprentice, you will have an opportunity to learn high level skills through personal, on-the-job training from a highly qualified journeyperson.
Acquire skills that will last a lifetime
As an apprentice, the skills you learn will not only last a lifetime, they will also open doors to other opportunities. You can take advanced training to continue developing your talent and work your way into challenging and rewarding careers in management or teaching. Many tradespeople start their own businesses.