Apprenticeships and Skilled Trades

Apprenticeships help you learn a skilled trade on the job. You work under the direction of experienced workers – and get paid while you do it. In Canada, many trades are regulated. You must have a certificate of qualification or be a registered apprentice to be employed in these jobs. For detailed information, please see the guide to working in the trades from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skilled Trades. 

In Peterborough, the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre provides hands-on training and latest techniques in a wide variety of apprenticeship, skilled trades and technology programs.

If you need help deciding on a career, please refer to the Career Finder created by Employment Ontario. For further information on working in Canada and specifically in Peterborough, see the Working section of this website.