Everybody has to learn at the beginning, and no one believes more in training new people in our trades than the Ironworkers' International union and our employers.

Apprenticeship is a formal agreement between you, your employer and the government of your province. It involves a requirement for on-the-job training under the guidance of a journeyman tradesperson, combined with several weeks of annual formal classroom study.

The beauty of apprenticeship is that right from Day One, you earn a good income and you get benefits. Your pay is a healthy percentage of the journeyman rate, and it increases annually as you progress through your 2, 3 or 4-year apprenticeship.

PLEASE NOTE:  In Ontario, not as many of our employers use formal apprenticeship to train their new employees. They do, however, provide excellent-quality training, and your time learning on the job can be credited toward a future formal apprenticeship.

If you want to apply to 1, 2 or all 3 of our Western Canadian locals for an apprenticeship position, please tell us you're interested by filling in the same application form that experienced people use.

DON'T WORRY IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE SOME RESPONSES BLANK. As long as you have completed the "I want to be an apprentice" section, we won't expect you to fill in a lot of the other questions.

So, as long as you've filled in the application form's "I want to begin or continue an apprenticeship" section, and indicated which trades you're interested in, we won't expect you to fill in a lot of the other questions.

So what are you waiting for?

Tell us you're interested!

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