Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) - Toronto District School Board
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Explore the 144 trades across four sectors. Learn about professions you never knew existed and find out what’s in high demand.

Compulsory Trade: A trade in which registration as an apprentice, journeyperson candidate or certification as a journeyperson is mandatory. There are currently 23 skilled trades that are designated “compulsory”.

Voluntary Trade: A trade in which certification and Ontario College of Trades membership are not legally required to practice the trade.

Please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-skilled-trades-ontario#section-0 for a list of all the apprenticeable trades in Ontario and their training requirements.