Pre-Apprenticeship Plumber Program. Free to all eligible participants!

CPAC, in partnership with Seneca college, employers and other service providers, delivers a Pre-Apprenticeship Plumber Training Program to help young people enter the plumbing trade and start a gainful career.

Program Contents (18 weeks)
• Primary trade: Plumbing Basics Training (306A)
• Secondary trade: Introduction to Electrician Construction & Maintenance (309A)
• Trade communication and math, health & safety, & job readiness training
• Paid Work placement (8 weeks)

This program is free to all eligible participants including free textbooks, basic plumbing tools and safety equipment. Also, all participants will receive a transportation subsidy after they complete the program successfully.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Canadian citizen or permanent resident status
• Canadian high-school diploma or a college/university diploma/degree from overseas (credential assessment is required for overseas education)
• CLB Level 5 for applicants with foreign credentials
• Commitment of 18 weeks of full-time training and work placement

To apply, please download 2023-Pre-Apprenticeship-Plumbing-Application-Form_Fillable and return the completed form with proof of education and resume to

For inquiries, Lily He by email: or phone: (416)-298-7885 x 103


“If you’re pursuing a career in the trades, prioritize reaching out to CPAC’s dedicated staff. Their seamless support and guidance make for a smooth transition into the trades. Led by experienced instructors and industry professionals, the CPAC program provides essential knowledge and hands-on experience. With extensive training, safety certifications, and trade tools, CPAC prepares you for the job market and connects you with a vast employer network. Choose CPAC for a successful and fulfilling trade career.”

—-Shai Sakal, Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing Program Participant

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to join CPAC’s pre-apprenticeship plumbing program in Ontario. The support and guidance provided by CPAC have been invaluable in building my new career as a newcomer to the province. The program’s knowledgeable instructors and professional team offer a wealth of resources. One impressive aspect is the comprehensive approach, with training content applicable to various trades, providing a broad set of skills and knowledge. The program’s inclusivity, offering free training and paid placements, removes financial barriers and promotes equal opportunities. I extend my sincere gratitude to Lily and instructor Kenny for their dedication and support. I hope more people can benefit from this exceptional program and contribute to building a better Canada together!”

—-Sherlock Liu, Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing Program Participant

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.