Organizations that the Alliance works with on your behalf:
Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development
This is the Government agency responsible for apprenticeship in Ontario. There will be specific details related to the legislation and requirements associated with apprenticeship as well as additional links for further careers and jobs.
Ontario College of Trades
The Ontario College of Trades is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that regulates and promotes the skilled trades in Ontario. Please note The Ontario College of Trades is winding down as the government takes action to modernize the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.
Information on this website is moving to Ontario.ca. Visit the Ontario government’s new Skilled Trades page for more information and resources.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 353
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353 represents approximately 11,000 members who work in a variety of electrical disciplines, such as: NCS (Network Cabling Specialist), ICI (Industrial, Commercial, Institutional), LRR (Low-Rise Residential).
Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association
The Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association represents electrical contractors in the Greater Toronto Area in industrial, commercial, institutional, high-rise residential, low-rise residential, line/utility, and communications construction service markets. The Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association is responsible for funding and providing direction, in conjunction with the IBEW LU 353, for the Alliance.
Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario
The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario serve and represent the interests of the electrical contracting industry across Canada. ECAO has been committed to addressing the needs of the industry by providing a variety of services directly to the members, and representing the industry to government and industry colleagues. ECAO has 500 employer members that employ over 17,000 IBEW workers across Ontario.
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
The national hub for apprenticeship information and the people who support trades training.
NETCO is Canada's National Electrical Trade Council. As an alliance of the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Canada, NETCO is the authoritative, pan-Canadian voice of electrical contractors and IBEW local unions representing apprentices and journeypersons in every province and territory. NETCO's mandate is to promote national standards in electrical skills training and to advocate on policy issues of importance to our partner organizations.