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

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; jobs in the skilled trades pay well, and are interesting and challenging. Plus, you earn while you learn.

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.

NOTE: Effective April 8, 2014, all apprentices must register or renew their Ontario College of Trades membership. If you fail to register or renew your membership by April 8, 2014, your membership will expire and your registered training agreement will be cancelled.

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 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 training 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.

Information Sessions

Attend one of our information sessions, to learn about the program, meet the faculty, tour our shops, and get answers to your questions.

In-School Apprenticeship Training Programs at George Brown College:

  • Baker / Patissier Apprentice
  • General Carpenter Apprentice
  • Construction & Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
  • Construction Millwright Apprentice 
  • Cook Apprentice Download Cook Apprenticeship Brochure PDF icon
  • Educational Assistant Apprentice
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprentice
  • Plumber Apprentice
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Apprentice
  • Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Apprentice 
  • Sheet Metal Worker Apprentice
  • Steamfitter Apprentice

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