Apprenticeship is a training program that combines on-the-job training, work experience, and technical training in a trade.
From day 1, apprentices earn a salary for their time on the job. An apprenticeship training program lasts 1 to 4 years depending on the trade.
Are you interested in becoming an apprentice?
Check out these resources:
- Tradesecrets—This Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website offers information about training, certification, scholarships, financial assistance and more as well as resources for employers, employees and apprentices.
- Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for high school students—This program allows high school students to earn credits toward an apprenticeship program and a high school diploma at the same time.
As an apprentice, you accumulate hours on the job and advance through technical training until you have mastered your trade. When you have completed your apprenticeship training requirements, you become an Alberta-certified journeyperson.
In these videos, watch Spencer, Adam, and Kayla pursue their apprenticeships:
Moving to and from Alberta as a journeyperson
Are you a journeyperson who wants to move from Alberta to another province or country or from another province or country to Alberta?
If so, you’ll want to know about these programs: