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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development - Owen Sound Regional Office - Apprenticeship Office  
Phone Numbers: 519-376-5790
Toll-Free: 1-800-838-9468
Fax: 519-376-4843
1450 1st Ave W, Suite 100
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 6W2
Intersection: 14th St W and 1st Ave W
Location: North Grey
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible

Public Contacts: Sophie Kitchen - Service Delivery Manager
Service Description: Registration and support for new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer * prior education and related work experience may be considered * consultation for sponsoring employers

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) - federal grant program offers a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year for registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades

Apprenticeship Completion Bonus in Red Seal or Non-Red Seal Trades
- Taxable cash grant of $2,000 is available to registered apprentices after they successfully complete their apprenticeship training and obtain their Certificate of Apprenticeship and, where available, their Certificate of Qualification in any Ontario Red Seal or Non-Red Seal trade

Apprenticeship Employer Completion Bonus - $1000 taxable cash grant for employers for each apprentice they employ and train who completes his or her apprenticeship, receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship and/or Certificate of Qualification

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODA) - Allows college students to receive apprenticeship training while earning a diploma * registrants must meet apprenticeship requirements as well as all eligibility criteria for the specific college program (see individual listings) * apply directly through the college

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) - Allows high school students to gain on-the-job experience through work placements and register as apprentices in skilled trades * students complete credits toward both their high school diploma and a Certificate of Apprenticeship * interested students should contact their guidance counsellor, technical teacher or apprenticeship staff at an Employment Ontario office

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program - Job skill development and trade readiness for unemployed people wanting careers in skilled trades * programs are at various community locations, and up to 52 weeks long including a minimum 8-week work placement * free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools

Support to Non-Employment Insurance Eligible Apprentices During In-School Training - provides up to $1500 of taxable financial supports for apprentices who are not eligible for federal Employment Insurance (EI) who attend full time in-school training at a Delivery Agency approved by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities

Loans for Tools - Loans to newly registered apprentices for purchase of tools * contact office for details on eligibility and amounts available

This office offers on-site exams

Application: Apprenticeship programs -- individuals must first find a sponsor (usually an employer) willing to hire and train them * the individual then applies for the apprenticeship program online * if the individual is eligible, local apprenticeship staff will contact the individual and sponsor to sign a training agreement * Foreign- trained professionals or trade certification candidates -- contact the Ontario College of Trades for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
Eligibility / Target Population: Apprenticeship programs - Individuals must first find an employer or training sponsor willing to hire and train them * the individual, employer or sponsor then arranges an assessment meeting with apprenticeship staff, who will draw up a training agreement * Foreign-trained professionals or trade certification candidates - Contact the Ontario College of Trades for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Grey, Bruce and Dufferin  
See Also: Vocational and Skills Training

This information was last completely updated on October 5, 2018

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