How to Register an Apprentice
The application will include your information as the sponsor. In some instances, you may complete the application on behalf of the apprentice.
If you haven’t been approved as a sponsor already, someone from your local Employment Ontario apprenticeship office will contact you to confirm if you qualify as a sponsor.
Once the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has approved you and the apprentice candidate, you will get more information about your roles and responsibilities from a local apprenticeship office within five business days.
You and the apprentice candidate will then sign a training agreement confirming the terms of the apprenticeship, and the ministry will also register your signed training agreement.
Once an apprentice is registered, they must become a member of the Ontario College of Trades’ Apprentices class within 90 days of registration or your training agreement will be cancelled.
As the employer/sponsor, you are responsible for training an apprentice on the skills set out in the Apprenticeship Training Standard Log Book.
Review the log book regularly with the apprentice, and sign off on the skills as the apprentice acquires them.
When an apprentice completes their on-the-job and classroom training, they will get a Certificate of Apprenticeship. Completed apprentices who pass the trade exam (if applicable) will get a Certificate of Qualification.
To obtain the Certificate of Apprenticeship, the employer/sponsor and the apprentice must confirm to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development that the apprentice has completed training. This could be in the form of a: letter, Apprenticeship Completion Form, or signing off on the apprenticeship training standard log book.