There are two levels in the OYAP program.

OYAP Participant


  • Allows you to work in a skilled trade including restricted trades.
  • Access to FREE Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Access to FREE safety training (e.g. Working at Heights)

OYAP Apprentice


  • All the benefits of an OYAP participant.
  • Allows you to count 100% of your hours towards your apprenticeship
  • Allows you to start signing off job skills towards your apprenticeship.

If you are a student who is interested in learning more about the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, please see your guidance counselor or a Co-op teacher at your school.