Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)



The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools. Full-time students in Grades 11 and 12 earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades.

Who can participate?

If you are a full-time high school student entering Grade 11 and are at least 16 years old, you can work towards a career in the skilled trades by participating in OYAP.

How can I access OYAP?

To learn more about OYAP, contact your local high school guidance counsellor, your co-op education teacher or the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator for your school board.

For more information

Call the toll-free Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656, TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-533-6339 for the phone number and location of the apprenticeship office in your area. Newcomers to Ontario can ask for this information in the language of their choice.