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About this Program
This program was designed to prepare individuals for entry into formal apprenticeship programs or skilled trades. They serve as a stepping stone to help individuals acquire the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in an apprenticeship.
If you have the passion for the Brick and Stone Masonry trade but lack the skills to be hired by a Masonry employer, to start the traditional Apprenticeship Program, then this starter program may be just for you!

What Will You Learn
Students will learn to safely and properly operate hand and power tools as well as equipment found on the construction site. You will also have opportunities to use masonry materials and supplies to practice the selection, preparation and installation of masonry materials.
A graduate from this program may be exempt from the Level 1 in-school Apprenticeship Program, should you choose to pursue a traditional Apprenticeship Program.

SI Measurements

Tools & Equipment

Jointing Bonds

Simple & Site Layout

Laying Units


Hand Cutting

Masonry Saws

Clay & Concrete Products

Estimating Brick & Block

Cleaning Masonry

Basic H & S


Working at Heights

Propane in Construction

Program Length
This program has two parts: In-School and Work Placement
Part One: In-School
18 weeks (more or less)
Part Two: Work Placement
8 weeks PAID!
START DATE: To be Determined (TBD)
Part One: In-School Schedule
Monday to Thursday 7am to 4pm and Fridays 7am to 1:30pm
Part Two: Work Placement Schedule
Will be based on your employer’s schedule
How to Apply?

Thank you to everyone who applied for this program this year. We are sorry that we cannot accept everyone at this time.

The next possible start date will be April or May 2024.

To avoid delays in future applications, please gather the proper documents listed below for next year’s application process.


Applicants must provide the following three required documents (We only need 1 document per category)

1) Proof of Age – 18 years old or higher

Baptismal Certificate

Nexus Card

Birth Certificate

Ontario/Canadian Registration Card

Driver's License

Ontario Photo Card (New Ontario ID Card)

Passport (Valid or Expired)

2) Proof of SIN – Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residence

SIN Card

Government Income Tax Form

Record of Employment (ROE)

3) Proof of Education – Completion of Grade 10 or higher

Academic Transcript

Trade Certificate

Secondary School Diploma

Academy Upgrade Certificate

GED Certificate

Postsecondary Certificate, Diploma or Degree

If education is not from Canada, you need to have it assessed by ICAS at or any other approved Education Credential Assessment Centres.
How much does it cost?
This program is FREE! There is NO Tuition! 

All thanks to the Government of Ontario for fully funding the program. The program will also provide you the following items:

FREE Masonry Tools

FREE Textbook

FREE Safety Gear

FREE Safety Training

There is also PAID Work Placement after the training!

When you successfully complete the training, we will match you with a masonry employer to apply what you learned on a jobsite!

Questions about Pre-App?

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