Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) aims to facilitate the transition from school to work. It allows students of the 11e and 12e grade of exploring a trade while studying towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students have the opportunity to be apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade.

To be eligible for OYAP, a student must:

  • be at least 16 years old;
  • have obtained at least 16 credits towards the OSSD before starting the program;
  • be registered as a full-time student;
  • enroll in a cooperative education program.

For more information or to consult the list of trades, please visit the OYAP website.