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What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a training process in British Columbia in which an individual works towards achieving journey person qualifications. The structure of the apprenticeship system requires you to attend prescribed in-school technical training classes, as well as, completing a set number of hours in a work-based training component.

Any questions regarding Apprenticeship in British Columbia can be directed to SkilledTradesBC at 1.866.660.6011. All application and registration forms can be found on SkilledTradesBC.

What Apprenticeship Programs does VIU offer?

Currently VIU offers apprenticeship training in:

Inter-Provincial Study Information

Application Process for Apprenticeship Technical Training Classes

Apprenticeship training classes at Vancouver Island University fill on a first come first registered basis, with waiting lists established in many trades and levels. Program schedules are available at Trades Training BC

Contact Apprenticeship at 250.740.6227 or

Vancouver Island University's Application for Admission: Apply to VIU

If you are completing a paper application, please mail it; attention Apprenticeship - Building 180.

Jesse Livingston, Apprenticeship and Electrician Student

“When I heard that VIU would be offering the Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program I was one of the first students to sign up. During the 40 weeks I spent there over a period of 3 years I enjoyed my time thoroughly. The faculty and staff were very helpful, courteous and understanding. There was always tutoring available should it be required and no one individual was ever singled out. The teachers encouraged group learning and were always available to help work through some of the more difficult formulas and theory.”

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