OYAP Information for Employers

Our philosophy and service delivery model is in compliance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Education Act and other relevant regulations.

Benefits for Today & Tomorrow

  • Employers get a chance to train students as employees to meet company standards
  • Employers get a chance to take students on a trial basis before making a commitment to register the student as an apprentice
  • Students exposed to the skilled trades at a younger age, therefore addressing the shortage of skilled workers in the trades
  • There is a cost reduction in wages to the employer while the student is learning. The employer benefits from the gradually increasing performance and productivity of the student
  • Participation enhances the public image of the employer
  • There will be a shortage of skilled workers in the near future. Employers can ensure their futures by training apprentices now
  • OYAP provides an opportunity for employers to maintain a close liaison with local schools
  • Possibility of Federal and Provincial tax incentives by employing registered apprentices

How to get More Information

  • Contact your school's guidance department
  • Contact your local Ministry of Advanced Education and Skill Development - Employment Training Division¬†

Kingston: (613) 548-1754
Ottawa: (613) 731-7100
Cornwall: (613) 938-9702

  • Call the Ontario Employment Hotline at 1-800-387-5656
  • Contact the Upper Canada District School Board:

Lori Carlisle: Learning Partner, Student Destinations East Region - 613-360-2407, lori.carlisle@ucdsb.on.ca

Cindy Steele: Learning Partner, Student Destinations West Region - 613-804-0559, cindy.steele@ucdsb.on.ca

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