The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

An OYAP student is a student who is earning co-operative education credits for work experience, in any of the 130 apprenticeship occupations. OYAP is a school-to-work transition program allowing students to complete high school while developing work skills and building up hours towards the completion of the apprenticeship.

All students who participate in OYAP must:
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have completed 16 credits towards the OSSD prior to staring the program
  • Be enrolled as full-time student during the program
  • Be interested in a specific skilled progression as a future career pathway

Apprenticeships are available in the following sectors:
  1. Construction (heavy equipment operator, cement finisher, plumber, drywaller)
  2. Industrial (cabinetmaker, electrician, welder, mould maker, tool & die maker)
  3. Automotive (auto body repair, auto painter, auto service technician)
  4. Service (hairstylist, child & youth worker, early childhood educator, cook)