Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Site: Guelph Campus

Service: Trades and Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship Programs

Contact Information
Alternate Name Career-Oriented Programs ; CV19
Fax 519-824-5554
Primary Contact Julia McFarlane, Program Manager, School of Trades and Apprenticeship; Phone: 519-824-9390 ext 6157; Email:
Alternate Contact Abby Brandes, Trades and Apprenticeship Program Marketing; Phone: 519-748-5220 ext 2400; Email:
Primary Executive Jeff Oakes, Chair, School of Trades and Apprenticeship; Phone: 519-824-9390 ext 6151; Email:
Description (Site) Office is located just inside main doors of the campus, to the right
Site Location Guelph-North West
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
460 Speedvale Ave W
Guelph, ON N1H 0A8
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Intersection Hanlon Expy and Speedvale Ave W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, physical access limitations apply. 
Apprenticeship training for registered apprentices with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development in the industrial, service, motive power and construction trade sectors. Guelph campus specializes in motive power trades.  
Conestoga offers pathways into trades and apprenticeship through a variety of post-secondary certificate and diploma options; programs provide training in a specific trade to help prepare students for apprenticeship  
Pre-Apprenticeship Program offers academic upgrading for candidates who do not possess Grade 12 or equivalent (academic entry level in most trades) * offers introductory theoretical and practical training, Level 1 in-school apprenticeship training in a specific trade and a work placement component to gain hands-on experience * hours spent in pre-apprenticeship training can be credited towards overall apprenticeship training if the individual decides to sign on as an apprentice
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Guelph ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
For pre-apprenticeship programs, prospective students who do not possess Grade 12 or equivalent are still eligible for consideration in the pre-apprenticeship programs as academic upgrading is provided as part of the program design. 
Apprentices must meet the academic requirements for their respective trade according to Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development eligibility and be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades. Prospective students must be a registered apprentice with the Ministry in their trade before receiving an Offer of Classroom Training. 
Programs are open to residents of Ontario who are legally eligible to work in the province.
Application For Pre-Apprenticeship Program: 
* applicants are required to attend a program information session 
* applicants will be tested in Mathematics, Mechanical Reasoning and English; must complete a pre-apprenticeship application form 
* selected applicants who complete the required tests will be invited to a personal interview 
* acceptance is based on a combination of the test results and the personal interview 
For Apprenticeship Program: 
To become a registered apprentice, contact the local Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Apprenticeship Branch at 1-866-877-0099 (Kitchener) 
For most post secondary programs, applicants should apply through the Ontario College Application Centre or contact the college for more information at or call 519-748-5220 ext 2400
Languages English
Fees Program ; Apprenticeship Program - Contact the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development for information on program fees (1-800-387-5514)
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1967
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ; Apprenticeship Training ; Colleges/Universities