1. Earn while you learn!
As an apprentice, you receive a salary from the employer who hires you. This salary normally increases as each stage of the program is successfully completed.
2. Lower debt
Another big benefit of apprenticeship training is that debt loads after completion of apprenticeships are much lower, since apprentices “earn while they learn”. If eligible, you may receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits when you begin technical training and may also be eligible for financial assistance through the Training and Skills Development (TSD) program to cover costs associated with training, child care, living away from home, travel assistance, commuting allowance and disability allowance. In addition, there are a wide range of grants and incentives available to apprentices.
3. Gain work experience
Skilled workers are in demand all across the country. New Brunswick offers hands-on training in 53 occupations. Apprentices receive post-secondary education through on-the-job training and in-school learning. This provides them with the skills to work almost anywhere in Canada.
4. Benefits from qualified mentors
As an apprentice, you will have an opportunity to learn high level skills through personal, on-the-job training from a highly qualified journeyperson.