Construction Craft Worker (CCW) Apprenticeship

In 1999 the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) along with employers throughout the province of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) developed an apprenticeship training program that meets the needs required by general construction workers in specific industries.

In 2001 the Construction Craft Worker program designated the Labourers as a trade throughout the province of Ontario under the Trades Qualification Act (TQA).

In September of 2001 at the LiUNA Convention it was mandated by the delegates that commencing January 1, 2004, individuals joining any Local of the Labourers International Union of North America with no prior construction experience must become an “Apprentice” member and must successfully complete the Construction Craft Worker Apprenticeship Program.

About the CCW Apprenticeship Program

The Construction Craft Worker Apprenticeship Program can provide workers with a wide range of skills such as:

  • Health & Safety Training
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Introduction to Lasers & Levels
  • Working with concrete & forms
  • Equipment Training
  • Oxy/Acetylene Torch Cutting

Just to name a few…

In order to register as a Construction Craft Worker, you must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a grade 10 or equivalent. You must be willing to work as part of a team and be ready to work on physically & mentally challenging work projects.

The Construction Craft Worker apprenticeship is based on a total of 2400 hours. 480 hours (240 hours in Level 1 & 240 hours in Level 2) which are held in class at the Training & Education Centre and the outstanding 1920 hours are hands on and completed on the work site working side by side with a skilled journey person.

For more information please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions

Income Tax Deductibles

As a registered apprentice in the Province of Ontario, you may be eligible for some tax deductions such as:

  1. Trades person Tool Deductions
  2. Tuition tax credit and Examination fees
  3. Education Amounts
  4. Textbook Amounts

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