This is Skilled Trades.
This is You.
Are you still seeking the perfect career? Or maybe you're working somewhere but desiring more? Then, it's time you considered a skilled trade.
Earn some of the highest salaries offered in our province and take pride in building, renovating, and maintaining homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure in New Brunswick.
The easiest ways to become a professional tradesperson is by becoming an apprentice.
As an apprentice, you learn a skilled trade on the job. You work with and learn from experienced workers and get paid as you learn from experienced tradespeople on actual job sites. You also learn in a classroom from instructors who know the trade and are motivated to help you get into the workplace.
By starting your career as an apprentice, you will have quality, affordable, post-secondary training that leads to certification as a journeyperson in a skilled occupation. In addition, it is the only career route where one can earn a wage while learning a trade.
These are some of the most in-demand trades right now.
How long is the Apprenticeship Program?
Most apprenticeship programs take four years, combining approximately 80 percent paid on-the-job training with 20 percent blended in-class/online learning.
Anyone with a minimum of Grade 12 or the equivalent to Grade 12 is eligible to enter an apprenticeship program.
Are Apprentices paid?
Yes, apprentices receive salary & financial support for the duration of the program, also apprenticeship often leads to a full-time career directly after completing the program.
You can either complete a pre-apprentice program at a college or go directly to work; both lead to a certificate of qualification.
First step in your apprenticeship journey is employment. If you haven’t secured employment, WorkingNB offices can be your first connect. Fill out the form below and we’ll ensure an employment counsellor in your region reaches out to support you in your path forward.
20E St. Pierre Boulevard East, Suite 14
Caraquet, NB E1W 1B7
Telephone: (506) 726-9579
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P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2276
1234 Mountain Road, Room A-1140
Moncton, NB E1C 8H9
Telephone: (506) 856-2236
100 Broadway Street
Woodstock, NB E7M 5C5
Telephone: (506) 325-4855
157 Water Street, Suite 100
Campbellton, NB E3N 3L4
Telephone: (506) 789-2402
35 15 Aout Street,
P.O. Box 70
Edmundston, NB E3V 3K7
Telephone: (506) 735-2501
80 University Avenue, Room A-B032
Miramichi, NB E1N 0C6
Telephone: (506) 778-6057
8 Castle Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 5001
Saint John, NB E2L 4Y9
Telephone: (506) 658-2445
275 Main Street, Suite 300
Bathurst, NB E2A 1A9
Telephone: (506) 547-2711