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Choosing a Trade

There are hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities within the trades in Ontario and across Canada.  Watch this video from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum to see why you should consider a career in the trades.

? Indicates a designated compulsory trade


Agricultural Equipment Technician
Alignment and Brakes Technician?
Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer?
Auto Body Repairer?
Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician?
Automotive Glass Technician
Automotive Painter
Automotive Service Technician?
Fuel and Electrical Systems Technician?
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
Marine Engine Technician
Motive Power Machinist
Motorcycle Technician?
Powered Lift Truck Technician
Recreation Vehicle Technician
Small Engine Technician
Tire, Wheel and Rim Mechanic
Transmission Technician?
Truck and Coach Technician?
Truck-Trailer Service Technician?
Turf Equipment Technician


Architectural Glass and Metal Technician
Brick and Stone Mason
Cement (Concrete) Finisher
Concrete Pump Operator
Construction Boilermaker
Construction Craft Worker
Construction Millwright
Drywall Finisher and Plasterer
Drywall, Acoustic and Lathing Applicator
Electrician — Construction and Maintenance?
Electrician — Domestic and Rural?
Exterior Insulated Finish Systems Mechanic
Floor Covering Installer
General Carpenter
Hazardous Materials Worker
Heat and Frost Insulator
Heavy Equipment Operator — Dozer
Heavy Equipment Operator — Excavator
Heavy Equipment Operator —Tractor Loader Backhoe
Hoisting Engineer — Mobile Crane Operator 1?
Hoisting Engineer — Mobile Crane Operator 2?
Hoisting Engineer — Tower Crane Operator?
Ironworker — Generalist
Ironworker — Structural and Ornamental
Native Residential Construction Worker
Painter and Decorator — Commercial and Residential
Painter and Decorator — Industrial
Powerline Technician
Precast Concrete Erector
Precast Concrete Finisher
Refractory Mason
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic?
Reinforcing Rodworker
Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer?
Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic?
Restoration Mason
Sheet Metal Worker?
Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer
Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Setter


Bearings Mechanic
Composite Structures Technician
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer
Die Designer
Draftsperson — Mechanical
Draftsperson — Plastic Mould Design
Draftsperson — Tool and Die Design
Electric Motor System Technician
Electrical Control (Machine) Builder
Electrician (Signal Maintenance)
Elevating Devices Mechanic
Entertainment Industry Power Technician
Facilities Mechanic
Facilities Technician
Fitter — Assembler (Motor Assembly)
General Machinist
Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic
Industrial Electrician
Industrial Mechanic Millwright
Instrumentation and Control Technician
Light Rail Overhead Contact Systems Linesperson
Machine Tool Builder and Integrator
Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
Mould Designer
Mould Maker
Mould or Die Finisher
Optics Technician (Lens and Prism Maker)
Packaging Machine Mechanic
Pattern Maker
Precision Metal Fabricator
Pressure Systems Welder
Process Operator — Food Manufacturing
Process Operator — Power
Process Operator — Refinery, Chemical and Liquid Processes
Process Operator — Wood Products
Pump Systems Installer
Railway Car Technician
Relay and Instrumentation Technician
Roll Grinder/Turner
Saw Filer/Fitter
Ski Lift Mechanic
Surface Blaster
Surface Mount Assembler
Thin Film Technician
Tool and Cutter Grinder
Tool and Die Maker
Tool and Gauge Inspector
Tool/Tooling Maker
Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver
Water Well Driller


Aboriginal Child Development Practitioner
Agricultural — Dairy Herdsperson
Agricultural — Fruit Grower
Agricultural — Swine Herdsperson
Appliance Service Technician
Assistant Cook
Child and Youth Worker
Child Development Practitioner
Developmental Services Worker
Educational Assistant
Electronic Service Technician
Hardware, Lumber and Building Materials Retailer
Horse Groom
Horse Harness Maker
Horticultural Technician
Information Technology — Contact Centre Customer Service Agent
Information Technology — Contact Centre Sales Agent
Information Technology — Contact Centre Technical Support Agent
Information Technology — Hardware Technician
Information Technology — Network Technician
Institutional Cook
Micro Electronics Manufacturer
Native Clothing and Crafts Artisan
Network Cabling Specialist
Parts Technician
Pool, Hot Tub and Spa — Installer
Pool, Hot Tub and Spa — Service Technician
Retail Meat Cutter
Special Events Coordinator
Utility Arborist
Wooden Boat Rebuilder