Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

The Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program helps potential entrants to the apprenticeship system develop their job skills and trade readiness so that they will be prepared to find work as apprentices.


Project Lists

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Guidelines and Proposal Application

The ministry's Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program supports the Skilled Trades Strategy by encouraging new entrants to participate in technical and employability training needed to be job ready at no-cost, while addressing skilled trade shortages in high demand trades.

Pre-Apprenticeship Training proposals must focus on trades, sectors and/or geographic areas experiencing a skills shortage or a high demand. The proposals should also seek to empower workers and job seekers who face higher barriers of entry, and enhance pathways into meaningful and gainful employment, particularly for youth (including youth at risk), women, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, newcomers, LGBTQI2s+ and members of at-risk and/or marginalized communities.

Proponents are invited to submit proposals to deliver the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program in Ontario. Proponents must complete and submit the application form, and provide all required attachments, before the closing date in order to be considered for funding under the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program.

Each applicant can submit a maximum of three (3) applications for project delivery across Ontario.


Issue Date: October 19, 2022

Closing Date: November 21, 2022 before 4pm



Questions regarding the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program may be submitted to

Reporting Templates

2021-2022 (Applicable to 2021-2022 one- and two-year Agreements)


General Templates

Questions and Answers