Site Visits and Inspections

Officers conduct site visits to monitor education in an apprenticeship education program or industry training program, or to carry out an inspection to ensure compliance with the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act and its regulations.  

Purpose of visits and inspections

Depending on the circumstances, a site visit or inspection may be conducted in-person or by distance, and may be intended to:

  • promote apprenticeship education and industry training programs,
  • counsel sponsors, employers, mentors, apprentices, or trainees on matters related to education programs,
  • monitor and assess on-the-job instruction or training,
  • counsel sponsors, employers and employees on matters related to designated trades and restricted activities,
  • monitor compliance with the Act and any applicable regulations, or  
  • investigate a complaint.

Frequency of visits and inspections

Field level connection with industry is a priority for Apprenticeship and Industry Training. New sponsors, employers and work sites will be visited when they are identified. Existing sponsors, employers, and work sites may be visited on a regular basis.