Who Can Learn a Trade?
You can earn while you learn if you meet the eligibility requirements for your Alberta designated trade of choice and you are:
- a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, and
- employed by an employer eligible to participate in the apprenticeship program
- Apprentices must meet the minimum Alberta or equivalent High School requirements for their trade.
- If you do not meet the requirements or do not have the equivalent education, you can take an entrance exam for your trade of choice.
- You can still register as an apprentice in your trade if you do not meet the requirements, but you will be expected to meet them during your first year of apprenticeship.
Get a jump on apprenticeship while you’re in high school
- The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a way for registered high school students to become apprentices and earn credits toward a high school diploma at the same time.
- Career and Technology Studies in high school can get you an advanced standing in an apprenticeship program.
- There are annual awards of $1,000 for high school students to continue their apprenticeship technical training programs. See Scholarships and Awards for details.