Myth – Trades are only construction-related jobs
Incorrect! Trades fall into four sectors – construction, industrial, motive power and service which provides many options.
Traditional college and university training isn’t for everyone! Apprenticeship is a great option for those who want to specialize in something they are passionate about but want to start working right away. Not all trades are considered a Compulsory Trade which requires one to be registered as an apprentice, journeyperson candidate or certification as a journeyman. There are 23 skilled trades that are “compulsory”.
All other trades are considered “voluntary” which means that certification and College memberships are not legally required the practice the trade.
See the full list of designated trades in Ontario – https://www.collegeoftrades.ca/trades-in-ontario