Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) offers full-time secondary school students the opportunity to train as apprentices while enrolled in school through Cooperative Education placements.

In the first year of the program (grade 11), the student is exploring the skilled trade.

The student is usually a registered apprentice in the second year (grade 12).

OYAP allows students to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and to gain apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification with journeyperson status in a skilled trade. An apprenticeship is a hands-on program for people who want to work in a skilled trade and who enjoy learning by doing. More than 156 trade specialties exist, including automotive, construction, manufacturing, and service industries.

If you are classified as an OYAP Participant and your requires personal protective equipment (PPE), you can be reimbursed up to $150 and the equipment is your to keep!