Pre-Apprenticeship Home Renovation Training Program

Home Renovation Training Program

The Pre-Apprenticeship Home Renovation Training Program provides individuals with the hands-on skills training required to find employment in the residential renovation and construction trades (including carpentry, drywall finishing and plastering, tile setting, and painting). There is no cost to participate.

Program Includes:

  • 18 weeks of technical training in home renovation including exterior sheathing, framing, and installation of subfloor, windows, doors, trim and siding.
  • 8 to 12 weeks of paid work placement.
  • Technical, academic, and pre-employment preparation.
  • Textbooks, toolkits, and safety equipment.
  • Training including: First Aid & CPR-C, WHMIS, Working at Heights, Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps.
  • Entrepreneurship & financial literacy training.
  • Workshops by Schluter Systems and Sherwin Williams.
  • Access to Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) portfolio review (where applicable).
  • The opportunity to earn high school credits towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Participants Must Be:

  • At least 16 years of age. (Participants under 18 years old must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent).
  • A Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee with open work permit, or Newcomer with an Authorization for Emergency Travel document and a valid work permit.  (Temporary residents, asylum seekers and refugees must confirm with the government what permits are required).
  • Legally entitled to study and work in Canada.
  • A resident of Ontario.
  • Proficient in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Level 5, or higher).
  • Committed to attend classes on a full-time basis for 18 weeks and work in the field following training.

Learn about the Y's Pre-Apprenticeship Home Renovation Training Program


Program currently in session, please check back for our next program start date.

Application Form (PDF)

Next Steps:

1. Contact us at or 343-996-1700 to register or be added to the waiting list.
2. Those on the waiting list will receive our information session and application forms.
3. Attend one of our virtual Q/A sessions before the program deadline.
4. Submit application for review, and those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information please contact: or 343-996-1700


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