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Apprenticeship Office, Sarnia Area Office

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Record #: SAR6042 Last Modified: 29 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 15 Oct 2013
Located In CommunitySarnia
AddressBayside Mall
150 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON N7T 7W5
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AccessibilityFully Accessible - automatic doors, ramp, parking, elevator
Bus RoutesRoute 9 - Exmouth
IntersectionChristina St N and Davis St
Contact Information
Office Phone519-542-7705
Toll Free Phone1-800-363-8453
Description & Services
DescriptionRegistration and support for new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer * prior education and related work experience may be considered * consultation for sponsoring employers

Apprenticeship Scholarship -- $1000 scholarship upon completion of academic upgrading, for registered apprentices younger than 25 years who left school before completing the necessary academic requirements for registering in a trade, who are committed to achieving the necessary academic requirements within one year, and who demonstrate an interest in the skilled trades

$2000 Employer Signing Bonus -- initiative encouraging employers or sponsors in the trades to register new apprentices who qualify for the apprenticeship scholarship

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit -- refundable tax credit available to employers or sponsors who hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades * maximum credit available to employers or sponsors as of March 26, 2009 is $10,000 per qualifying apprentice per taxation year * employers and sponsors are eligible to receive the credit for four years

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODA) -- allows college students to receive apprenticeship training while earning a diploma * registrants must meet apprenticeship requirements as well as all eligibility criteria for the specific college program (see individual listings) * apply directly through the college

Loans for Tools – interest-free loans to newly registered apprentices for purchase of tools * contact office for details on eligibility and amounts available

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) – allows high school students to gain on-the-job experience through work placements and register as apprentices in skilled trades * students complete credits toward both their high school diploma and a Certificate of Apprenticeship * interested students should contact their guidance counsellor, technical teacher or apprenticeship staff at an Employment Ontario office

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program – job skill development and trade readiness for unemployed individuals wanting careers in skilled trades * programs are at various community locations, and up to 40 weeks long including a minimum 8-week work placement * free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools
HoursMon - Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas ServedLambton County ; Sarnia
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
Apprenticeship programs -- persons 16 years or older with minimum Grade 10 education for construction trades (employers may ask for higher education) or minimum Grade 12 education (unless otherwise defined by specific trade regulation) for industrial, motive power and service trades * see below for specific programs * employers -- must be qualified to train an apprentice in the trade, be able to provide structured training and supervision, and pay wages according to regulations
ApplicationApprenticeship programs -- individuals must first find an employer or training sponsor willing to hire and train them * the individual, employer or sponsor then arranges an assessment meeting at the workplace with apprenticeship staff, who will then draw up a training agreement * foreign-trained professionals or trade certification candidates -- contact office for information on provincial requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
FeesService ; $60.00 + HST (Per Year)  
Payable to the Ontario College of Trades
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Supplementary Info
Alternate NameAIF ; Apprenticeship Innovation Fund ; Apprenticeship Scholarship ; Apprenticeship Tax Training Credit ; ATTC ; Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship ; CODA ; Coop Diploma Apprenticeship Program ; Employer Signing Bonus ; Employment Ontario ; Loans for Tools ; Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities ; MTCU ; Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program ; OYAP ; Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program ; Sector Initiatives Fund ; SIF ; Youth Apprenticeship Program
Former Nameministry of colleges
Service Level(30) Provincial Government