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Education, Training and Funding

  • Apprenticeship – There are many different ways you can get apprenticeship training and prepare for a new career.
  • Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Programs – Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship programs allow you to get apprenticeship training while earning a college diploma.
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) – OYAP allows high school students to learn about apprenticeship training and have an opportunity to begin apprenticeship training while they are still in high school.
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program – This program helps unemployed individuals upgrade and develop the job skills which can lead to an apprenticeship. If you are unemployed and on Employment Insurance (EI) you may qualify for help with some of the costs of training, including apprenticeship training
  • Postsecondary Education – In most cases, you need a high school diploma to go to college or university in Ontario.  19 or older, without a diploma: you can still apply to most, if not all, schools.  All schools set their own admission requirements.  These differ for international students. Colleges offer certificate programs, diplomas, apprenticeships and degrees.  Universities offer under-graduate and graduate degrees and other professional programs.  All programs vary in length and prerequisites — the pre-work or qualifications you need to be eligible for a program. Check a school’s website or contact them directly for specific information about admissions.

Learn online

You might choose to learn online – an alternative to attending on-campus classes on a regular basis. Ontario offers a broad range of college and university courses on the web. To find out more and register, you will need to contact a school directly.

  • Contact North – an education training network of 112 centres that works to connect Ontario residents with distance and online learning opportunities.
  • OntarioLearn – a group of 24 community colleges that have partnered to provide more online learning options.

Finding a school – You want to…

Funding – Supporting training needs and postsecondary education

  • The Canada Ontario Job Grant – Government Subsidies Make This the Ideal Time to Train. This subsidy offers qualifying businesses reimbursement of up to two-thirds of their employee training costs.
  • OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program – Need help paying for your college or university education? The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a mix of grants and loans for students. Through one OSAP application, you have access to this mix of different financial aid programs, depending on your circumstances. You can get OSAP to attend any schools that are approved for OSAP.
  • Supporting Manufacturing in Eastern Ontario through Skills Upgrading – Eastern Ontario manufacturers may be eligible for a 50% reimbursement, up to $5,000, to develop their employees’ technical and soft skills. Contact or [email protected] for more information

Career Planning and School to Work

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Municipalities in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

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Municipalities in Prescott and Russell

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