Building Up’s pre-apprenticeship program is a 16 week paid training program that uses construction contracts and in-class training to prepare individuals facing barriers to employment for successful careers in the trades. Participants are paid $14 per hour for 12 of the 16 weeks and are required to be available from Monday to Friday between 7:30 AM to 4:00PM for the duration of the program. Our 16 week program is divided into 2 sections: 8 weeks of in-class training and 8 weeks of in the field work experience.
NOTE – Due to COVID classes will most likely be conducted online and work experience will likely be replaced with professional development classes online (blueprint reading, construction management, etc).
8 weeks of in-class training – working directly with unions and trades employers
8 weeks of work placement
To Apply for any of the programs listed below – Please click on the apply button below. If you are having difficulties filling out the online application you can send your resume to our outreach manager, Brittney, (Brittney@buildingup.ca) to apply.
We are excited to announce that Building Up is now accepting applications for our November, December & January cohorts. We are inviting all candidates interested in joining any of the Building Up programs and pursuing a trades career to please click on Apply Now. Details for each of our next programs is below.
To apply you must be 18+ years old and legal to work in Canada.
Program 1 – Mandatory Info Session Oct 26th @ 8:45am for Ontario Works Recipients
Program 2 – Mandatory Info Session Nov 9th @ 8:45am for Youth
Program 3 – Mandatory Info Session Dec 14th@ 8:45am for All Ages (18+)
For all individuals who are interested in our program, it is important to note that after the MANDATORY information session there will be several interviews. We have a 1 week interview process:
If you don’t have zoom, please download at zoom.us/download so you can attend. Please ensure you do this well in advance of the session.
Applicants will need to provide the following documents during their interviews:
If you have any questions, please connect with Brittney Wilson, our Outreach Liaison (Brittney@buildingup.ca)