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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)




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OYAP Guide

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) -  OYAP is a planned School-to-Career program that enables students to meet secondary school diploma requirements while participating in a skilled trade that requires apprenticeship leading to a Certificate of Apprenticeship and Journey Person status. Students have the opportunity in Grade 11 or 12 through the co-operative education program to explore and work in a skilled occupation developing an understanding of the skill and knowledge required. The student's Personalized Placement Learning Plan (PPLP) must be based on the training requirements outlined in the government approved training standards for the trade. 

Student Responsibilities:


A student participating in OYAP must:

  • Be sixteen years of age or older;
  • Complete sixteen credits towards OSSD prior to starting the program;
  • Be enrolled as a full time student during the program;
  • Demonstrate commitment, good work habits, regular attendance record and competency in English, Math and Science (Physics/Chemistry)where applicable;
  • Choose appropriate in-school course linked to his/her skilled apprenticeship occupation;
  • Explore his/her choice of apprenticeship in Grade 11 or 12 through Technological Studies, Academic subjects and Cooperative Education programs;
  • Select to take Co-op during course selection;
  • Complete and submit a Co-operative Education Application form to the co-op office at school.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Level 1 to College

2021-2022 OYAP Level 1 Application Form
Applications for the Accelerated OYAP level 1 programs are currently open.  For more information, please refer to the OYAP Guide.

Ontario College of Trades
Employment Ontario ​​

Request an Apprenticeship Pathway Planning Meeting 
Students interested in exploring an apprenticeship pathway can now request a pathway planning meeting with a DPCDSB OYAP Coordinator to review current programs and start the apprenticeship application process.  This pathway planning session is open to all students in Grades 10-12.  Current meetings will be held virtually.  An OYAP Coordinator will contact you to book an apprenticeship pathway planning session.

Request an Apprenticeship Pathway Planning Meeting

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