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About this Program
The Pre-Apprenticeship program is for those who have the passion and interest for the Brick & Stone Masonry trades but lack the skills to be hired as an apprentice my a masonry employer.
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.
What Will You Learn
A graduate from this program may be exempt from the Level 1 in-school apprenticeship program, should you choose to pursue a traditional Brick & Stone Masonry 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


Class Format
14-20 weeks in-class
8-12 weeks PAID work placement
April/May (Closed for Enrollment)
Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 4:00pm
** NOTE: Only the 8-12 weeks of on-the-job training is PAID!!
How to Apply?
Step 1: Attend an Information Session
  • If there are no info sessions listed, the program is no longer available for the current year.
  • Stay updated by following us on our social media or check back on the website
  • You will know we have opened enrollment as it will be posted everywhere
Step 2: Submit the required documents as listed under Admission
  • The application/assessment given to you at the info session.
  • Resume with two references
Step 3: Interview is scheduled when we receive all the required documents
  • You will be notified at the interview if you have been selected or placed on the waitlist
All thanks to the Government of Ontario, there is no tuition fee for this program.
As well, you will also receive free tools, safety training including your safety gear as well as the required Textbook.
Required Documentation (1 choice from each section):
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 – Doesn’t start with a 9:

SIN Card

Government Income Tax Form

Record of Employment (ROE)

3) Proof of Education and/or Training – Grade 8 or higher and must be from Canada. If not, it must be assessed at or any other approved Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Centres:

Academic Transcript

Trade Certificate

Secondary School Diploma

Academy Upgrade Certificate

GED Certificate

Postsecondary Certificate, Diploma or Degree

** NOTE: If you receive Ontario Works (Social Services) or Employment Insurance (EI) please email us for more details.
Questions about Pre-App?