For Apprentices

Looking for a challenging and rewarding career in Northwestern Ontario? Apprenticeship is a promising pathway to a good job and skills that will last a lifetime. The NSWPB Apprenticeship Hub provides information for aspiring and registered apprentices in our region.

Check out the resources below to learn more about apprenticeship, find employers and training, available grants and loans, and more.

Confederation College Apprenticeship TrainingFind apprenticeship training programs offered throughout the region through Confederation College. Dollars & Sense GuideCheck out the grants, tax benefits, and loans available to apprentices with the NSWPB's handy guide. Support For ApprenticesThis Government of Canada website includes a wide variety of information on supports for apprentices, particularly for Red Seal trades.Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board Of OntarioAABO is dedicated to increasing the number of Aboriginal people working in the trades in Ontario. If you are an Aboriginal job-seeker, AABO can help connect you with employment and training supports.Anishinabek Employment And Training Services (AETS)AETS deliver employment and training services to 9 northwestern Ontario First Nations. Careersintrades.caThis website, created by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, provides answers to basic questions: Why a career in the trades? How do I get started?Earn While You LearnHow does apprenticeship work? What careers are available? Visit to find out!KIIKENOMAGA KIKENJIGEWEN Employment & Training Services (KKETS)KKETS provides employment and training services to Matawa First Nations communities.Locate Your MTCU Officeooking for training programs in your region? Your local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) office can help. Find your local office here.Metis Nation Of OntarioMetis Nation offers supports for employment and training, including a number of bursaries and grants specifically for apprentices.MTW Employment Services (Greenstone)MTW provides employment assistance to residents of the Municipality of Greenstone, including help with job searches and connections to grants and other funding. Northwest Employment Works NEW can help you find employers who are looking for apprentices, locate training programs, provide resume and interview support, and more.Ontario Native Women's AssociationThe Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) provides employment and training supports, along with many other services, to women of Aboriginal, M├ętis, and Inuit descent living off reserve throughout Ontario. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship ProgramOYAP allows high school students to get a head start on apprenticeship. Find out how to get involved!Shooniya Wa-BiitongShooniya Wa-Biitong serves the Treaty #3 area with employment and training services and other supports.Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship CentreThe Indian Friendship Centre provides a wide variety of programs for Aboriginal people living in Thunder Bay, including support looking for work or upgrading your skills through education and training.YES Employment Services YES can help you find employers who are looking for apprentices, locate training programs, provide resume and interview support, and more.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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