If you are selected and successfully complete the pre-apprenticeship you will be asked to start an apprenticeship. But what is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is an education stream, much like college or university, that a person takes in order to gain qualifications for a career.
An apprenticeship has requirements that differ for each trade but usually involve worked hours and in-class sessions. For a general carpenter those requirements are:
In order to be an apprentice you must be registered with the Ministry of Labour Immigration Training and Skills Development and have a sponsor. The Carpenters Local 93 Apprenticeship Committee assumes this role for all Local 93 members. Once registered apprentices begin to receive offers of in-class training from the MLITSD via email. In-class training will take place at the Carpenter Union Training Centre or another area Training Delivery Agent.
There a four levels of apprenticeship, each with a set number of work hours and in-class training requirements. As an apprentice progresses so does their pay.
Once all requirements are met an apprentice is eligible to write their Certificate of Qualification, commonly referred to as a license. Some certificate of qualifications, including general carpenter, come with a Red Seal endorsement which lets the trade professional work in any province or territory.
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