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Get the hands-on experience you need by joining the Apprenticeship Service Program. If you’re ready to enter your first year of a trade in one of Alberta’s 32 construction and manufacturing Red Seal recognized programs, we can help you find the right apprenticeship program and mentor to support you on your career path. Rupertsland Institute has partnered with Employment and Social Development Canada to support the growth of future tradespeople who self-identify as Indigenous (Métis, First Nations, Inuit) and/or women (gender).

By joining the Apprenticeship Service Program, our team will connect you with a network of employers looking to sponsor apprentices in Alberta. Whether you have an employer in mind or are simply looking to explore your options, Rupertsland Institute will help find an apprenticeship position that works for you.

Who is Eligible to Participate in the Apprenticeship Service Program?

This program is targeting all apprentices, with a special emphasis on identified equity-deserving groups. Rupertsland Institute has been granted approval to administer this program for self-identifying Indigenous (Métis, First Nations, Inuit) and women (gender) from across Alberta.

Applicants must also meet the education and entrance requirements for the desired trade, be legally able to work in Canada, and be ready, willing, and able to enter an apprenticeship agreement.

Why Participate in the Apprenticeship Service Program?

There are several benefits to joining the program including:

  • We help make the transition to your new role easy by working with the right employers who will support and train you in your trade.
  • Our goal is to ensure our apprentices feel safe in their new working environment. The employers who we work with as part of the Apprenticeship Service Program receive training and resources to make your working environment and experience a great one.
  • Gain the skills and experience you need to assist you with long term success in your future career.
  • Expand your network by working with the right organizations and people to guide you on your career path.
How to Apply

Applications for this program have closed.

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Apprenticeship Service Program Closure

The Rupertsland Institute (RLI) Apprenticeship Service Program (ASP) is no longer accepting applications as of February 26, 2024. The program will cease operations on March 31, 2024.

With funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), ASP was launched on October 13, 2022, and acted as a support to connect employers and aspiring trades workers who self-identify as Indigenous (Métis, First Nations, Inuit) and/or women (gender). The workers were first year Construction and Manufacturing apprentices hoping to gain real world experience in one of 32 skilled trades.

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