Eligibility & Educational Requirements

You can "earn while you learn" when you meet the eligibility requirements for your chosen trade.


Who is eligible?

A person who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada wants to learn a trade as an apprentice, and has an Alberta employer who:

  • is willing to enter into a Contract of Apprenticeship - Apply Online!
  • has a qualified journeyperson to provide the required supervision and training, and
  • meets the ratio of journeypeople to apprentices as required by the trade regulation.

Required education:

Every trade has specific educational requirements that apprentices must meet, including Alberta High School entrance requirements.

If you cannot provide satisfactory documentation of having met these requirements, you may be accepted as an apprentice but must successfully complete the applicable entrance exam before being scheduled for technical training.