Find a sponsor
First, you must find a sponsor willing and able to oversee your on-the-job training in the trade of your choice. Your sponsor must be a legal entity, or an individual who is a certified journeyperson or equivalent. Most often your sponsor is your employer, but in some instances, your sponsor may be a body such as a joint board.
Register with the Industry Training Authority
In British Columbia, the Industry Training Authority manages apprenticeships, set program standards, and issues certificates. Before you enter an apprenticeship, you must register with them and obtain a registration number, also known as your Trades Worker ID.
Visit www.itabc.ca and download the Apprentice and Sponsor Registration Form. Fill out the Apprentice Information portion of the form, and have your employer complete the Sponsor Information portion.
Fill out a UFV application form
Apply online or fill out a UFV application form and return to the Office of the Registrar with a $45 application fee. Clearly mark on your application that you are applying for a PROGRAM APPRENTICESHIP.
After you complete your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Registration number (Trades Worker ID)
- Your trade, and levels of training required
- Where you completed previous levels, if any
- Your employer's contact information
Wait for the next intake in which there is space
Shortly after you apply, you will receive an email offering you a seat in the next available course. It will be up to you to make arrangements with your employer to attend.
Note that the Electrical and Carpentry Apprenticeship programs require a $200 deposit fee to reserve your seat.
Pay your fees
If you have a confirmed seat for a particular session, we will contact you by email three months prior to the start date with information about paying the balance of your tuition fees.
Please be sure to advise the UFV Trades and Technology department of any changes in your contact information such as change of name, address, phone numbers, or email address. We will not be responsible for any inconvenience if we are unable to contact you.