Before you begin your search, read the following article "Job Market: Myth vs Reality" which is geared towards helping young people make informed decisions about post-secondary school.
The Toronto Star also produced a series of articles in their Schools Guide which acts as a planning tool for post-secondary schooling. There is a "Survival Guide" on finances and mental health, and profiles on colleges and universities in Ontario. Check out the list of Canada's best jobs for 2014. Also on the site is a list of vanishing jobs.
Apprenticeship is hands-on training for people who enjoy learning by doing. The training provides access to well-paying jobs that demand a high level of skills, judgement and creativity. Apprentices are paid while gaining work experience, and their wages increase with their level of skills.
About 90 per cent of apprenticeship training is provided in the workplace by employers or sponsors who provide training to standards of skill and safety set by industry. The remainder involves classroom instruction on theory, which is usually given at a local community college or provided by another approved training organization.
To become an apprentice, you must find an employer who is willing to train. Such jobs are rarely advertised, and, instead, employers often rely on word of mouth to attract applicants. People who want to become apprentices usually apply directly to an employer, union, or local apprenticing committee.
After being hired, many apprentices will, because of their skills, be asked to train new apprentices, or will find opportunities to manage operations, start their own businesses, or use their experience as a base for technological or engineering studies at a college or university.