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For 2020 Apprentice program information on start dates please click here

Steps for becoming an Apprentice:

1. Find an employer in your chosen field that is willing to sponsor you as an Apprentice. 

2. Apply online for an Apprenticeship through the Ministry of Labour, Training, Skills and Development (MLTSD). Click here to apply. 

3. If your application is approved, MLTSD will create a Training Agreement for you and your sponsor to sign. Once the signed agreement is approved, you will be registered for your apprenticeship training. 

4. Eligible offers to attend in-school training will be sent from MLTSD approximately 105 days before the program at the College begins. 

I have an offer from MLTSD, what are my next steps?

1. Once you have received your offer to attend the in-school training from MLTSD, please stop by the Skilled Trades and Tourism office at our Kingston location (Room 02200) or call (613) 544.5400 ext. 1376 to confirm your seat in the program. If you are in Cornwall at 613-933-6080 ext. 2702. Payment is due upon seat confirmation. 

For more information on starting an Apprenticeship, please visit this link.

For general inquiries and seat booking please call our Apprenticeship Assistant at (613) 544.5400 ext. 1376. 


Apprenticeship is hands-on training for people who enjoy learning by doing. The training provides access to well-paid jobs that demand a high level of skill, judgment and creativity. Apprentices are paid while gaining work experience, with wages increasing with their level of skill. Apprenticeship is a proven industry-based learning system that combines job experience with technical training. Apprenticeships in Ontario are the responsibility of the provincial government with provisions to offer the apprenticeship in-school training programs in a variety of fields.

Carpentry Cook Hairstyling 


Students wishing to attend these programs must be employed or sponsored in their apprenticeship by their employer. Each apprentice registered in the certified trades must successfully complete these programs provided in a College of Applied Arts and Technology where the theory and practice of the trade is taught. This augments the practical training received on the job. Seventy per cent (70%) of the program is devoted to the technical specialty. The remaining time is spent on mathematics, science and employability skills to allow each tradesperson to understand the scientific basis of his/her trade and to keep current.

Apprenticeship Programs at St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College offers the following apprenticeship training programs for those currently employed in a trade:

Watch our video on YouTube to learn more about Skilled Trades programs at St. Lawrence College.