Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

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As a high school student, you have the opportunity to start working towards an apprenticeship now, with the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program(OYAP).

How it works

  • High school students work with their Cooperative Education departments to determine trade-related opportunities.
  • Students in Grade 11 and 12 have the opportunity to start training in a skilled trade while completing the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.


  • Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices while attending high school
  • Work towards becoming a certified journeyperson in a skilled trade while completing a secondary school diploma


Visit the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program to learn more or connect with an Apprenticeship Specialist.

Other apprenticeship paths to explore:

College Certificate or Diploma

Develop the skills to enter the workforce.

Traditional Apprenticeship

Head straight into the workforce.

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

Find out if you are eligible.