Program Comparison Help

Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected


Apprenticeship Programs Overview

What is an apprentice? 

An apprentice is someone who learns a skilled trade on the job under the direction of a certified tradesperson.  Apprentices also attend 'in-school’ training for two or three sessions, alternating with work. 

Becoming an apprentice can be an important first step to learning new skills and building a rewarding career. There are many careers to choose from (see the list below). One of the benefits of an apprenticeship is you can earn while you learn. 

How to become an apprentice 

You must be employed in a trade to enter an apprenticeship program at George Brown College. There are a number of post-secondary programs at the college that will help prepare you to become employed as an apprentice. 

  • All apprentices must register or renew their Ontario College of Trades membership. To register or renew your membership, please visit or call 1-855-299-0028.  

  • Students will be required to have both an Offer of Training from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and an active Ontario College of Trades membership in order to be registered. 

To become an apprentice, you and your employer must register a Contract of Apprenticeship with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Approximately one year after registering with MTCU they will send you an Offer of Training to attend the basic level of the in-school component of your apprenticeship. Only then can you attend an apprenticeship program at George Brown College. 

The Toronto regional apprenticeship office phone number for the MTCU is (416) 326-5800. 

Apprenticeship training programs at George Brown College:

Apprenticeship in-school program scheduling information 2016/2017 PDF icon
Apprenticeship Application for Admission form PDF icon