• Educational Assistant Apprenticeship Certificate

    The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) delivers the Educational Assistant Apprenticeship Certificate through George Brown College.



    Admission Requirement(s)

    You must apply for and obtain Ministry approval as an apprentice before you can register for courses. Obtaining approval is dependent upon meeting these admission requirements:

    • You must have a secondary school diploma.
    • You must be employed or volunteering at a school where you regularly work or volunteer for 22 to 25 hours per week in a classroom-related activity.
    • You must have an employer or sponsor who is prepared to sign your apprenticeship training agreement.

    Application Process

    You are encouraged to attend a scheduled Educational Assistant Apprenticeship information session in February or March for more information about the application process. You must complete all relevant sections of the MTCU's online Application for Apprenticeship Training. (See "How do I apply to the Educational Assistant Apprenticeship Certificate?" in the Educational Assistant Apprenticeship Certificate frequently asked questions (FAQ) for details.)

    Completion Details

    The Educational Assistant Apprenticeship requirements total approximately 435 hours of classroom instruction and approximately 2268 hours of on-the-job training. You continue to work in your school setting, under supervision, to apply theory learned in the classroom to on-the-job requirements.