Provincial Info

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

To qualify for an apprenticeship in Newfoundland and Labrador, first complete a pre-apprenticeship program or find a shop that agrees to take you on. You must work 7,200 hours in order to complete your apprenticeship. The classroom portion of the Motor Vehicle (Body and Paint) apprenticeship program in Newfoundland and Labrador is held at College of the North Atlantic.

NOVA SCOTIA

In Nova Scotia, you must first complete a pre-apprenticeship program or find a shop that agrees to take you on. You must work 8,000 hours in order to complete your apprenticeship. The classroom portion of the Motor Vehicle (Body and Paint) apprenticeships are held at Nova Scotia Community College.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

There are currently no training institutions on the Island that offer the classroom component of a collision repair apprenticeship. If you wish to start a collision repair apprenticeship in PEI, You first need to find a shop willing to take you on as an apprentice. You will be sent to a college out of province in order to attend trade-school. You must spend four years total working in the shop in order to complete your apprenticeship

NEW BRUNSWICK

In order to qualify for an apprenticeship in New Brunswick, you must first complete a pre-apprenticeship program or find a shop that agrees to take you on as an apprentice. You must spend four years working in the shop in order to complete your apprenticeship. The classroom portion of the apprenticeship is offered in English at New Brunswick Community College St. John campus and in French at College Communitaire de Noveau Brunswick Bathurst Campus.

QUEBEC

The classroom portion of a collision repair apprenticeship is offered as a two year program before your apprenticeship begins and is offered at 15 different trade-schools across the province. You must work between 6,000 and 8,000 hours in the shop in order to take your journeyman exam.

ONTARIO

In order to start an apprenticeship in Ontario, you must first find a shop willing to take you on as an apprentice. You must work 7,200 in the shop, and complete three 8 week technical training sessions in order to complete your apprenticeship. The classroom portion is available at Algonquin, Canadore, Centennial, Fanshawe and Mohawk colleges.

MANITOBA

In order to qualify for an apprenticeship in Manitoba, You must first complete a pre-apprenticeship program or find a shop that agrees to take you on as an apprentice. You must spend four years working in the shop and complete four 6-7 week technical training sessions in order to complete your apprenticeship. The classroom portion is available at Red River College.

SASKATCHEWAN

In order to qualify for an apprenticeship in Saskatchewan, you must first complete a pre-apprenticeship program or find a shop that agrees to take you on as an apprentice. You must spend four years working in the shop and complete four 6-7 week technical training sessions in order to complete your apprenticeship. The classrom portion is available at SIAST Kelsey and Wascana Campuses.

ALBERTA

In order to qualify for an apprenticeship in Alberta, you must first complete a pre-apprenticeship program or find a shop that agrees to take you on as an apprentice. You must spend four years working in the shop and complete four 6-7 week technical training sessions in order to complete your apprenticeship. The classroom portion is available at NAIT and SAIT.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

In order to qualify for an apprenticeship in British Columbia, you must first complete a pre-apprenticeship program or find a ship that agrees to take you on as an apprentice. You must spend four years working in the shop and complete three 5 week technical training sessions in order to complete your apprenticeship. The classroom portion is available at College of the rockies, Okanagan College, BCIT, and Vancouver Community College.

TERRITORIES

There are currently no colleges that offer the classroom component of a collision repair apprenticeship. If you wish to start a collision repair apprenticeship in the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, or Nunavut you first need to find a shop willing to take you on as an apprentice and you will be sent to a college out of province in order to attend trade-school. You must spend four years total working in the shop in order to complete your apprenticeship.

(Courtesy of Collision Repair Magazine)
					

Contact Information For Apprentice Programs Across Canada Newfoundland and Labrador

Arthur Leung
Arthurleung@gov.nl.ca 709 729 5636

Nova Scotia
David Mazerall
mazerade@gov.ns.ca 902 424 5176

Prince Edward Island
Alan Large
Amlarge@edu.pe.ca 902 368 4464

New Brunswick
Jean-Marie Michaud
jeanmarie.michaud@gnb.ca 506 457 4961

Quebec
Robert Ouellet
Robert.ouellet@cpcpa.ca 514 987 1652

Ontario
Fred Diamanti
fred.diamanti@edu.gov.on.ca 416 326 5643

Manitoba
Ken Cznernicki
kcnernicki@gov.mb.ca 204 945 8621

Alberta
Doug Harbak
doug.harbak@gov.ab.ca 780 427 8517

British Columbia
Lindsay Langill
lblangill@itabc.ca 604 214 8704

Yukon
Norn Ingram
ingram@gov.yk.ca 867 667 5906

Northwest Territories
Judith Sharp
Judy_sharp@gov.nt.ca 867 920 8878

Nunavut
Randy Ash
rash@gov.nu.ca 867 857 3056
(Courtesy of Collision Repair Magazine)