Ontario Helping More Students Enter the Skilled Trades Faster

Today, our government announced we are preparing young people for in-demand and well-paying careers by allowing grade 11 students to transition to a full-time, skilled trades apprenticeship program. Upon receiving their Certificate of Apprenticeship, these young workers can apply for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma as mature students. At a time when the province continues to face historic labour shortages, this change means that more students will be able to enter the trades faster than ever before to help build Ontario.