Thinking about a Career in a Skilled Trade ?

Be part of something Big

Trades play an key role in our economy and society. They play a part in almost every aspect of the world we live in, including the homes we live in, the buildings we work in and the electrical grid that powers them, the cars we drive and the roads we drive them on, and even the food we eat and how it's prepared.

"Going to school as an apprentice builds your confidence...then you're ready to go out in the field and apply it. Its exciting."

Gina - CUSW Apprentice

Earn While you Learn

Apprenticeship is hands-on training where you learn by doing. Apprentices receive on-the-job training, so you earn while you learn. When it comes to pay, tradespeople get paid well for the work they enjoy. You'll see your income and skills grow with on-the-job and in-school training you receive along the way.

"Not a lot of people can say they love their job. I'm happy to be one of them."

Jody - CUSW Apprentice

Skilled Trades In Demand

With the babyboom generation set to retire, demand for skilled tradesworkers will continue to increase from its already high level. Additionally, with over 200 careers to choose from, skilled trades really do offer something for everyone.


This 7-minute video describes the role of the CUSW National Apprenticeship Committee and how we work in collaboration with the Apprenticeship Governance Council to ensure that CUSW Apprentices have a voice in the training program that is put in place to support them.


To apply to CUSW as an apprentice, first determine if you have the pre-requisites by visiting the Program Information Page.

Our Partners

Learn more about our Apprenticeship Partnerships by visiting the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum page
or the
Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario page.


For other apprenticeship inquiries, please contact: