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Apprenticeship Training

What it Costs

An Investment in Your Career

Invest in yourself! With Camosun's cutting-edge in-school training, you can work your way to the top of the industry.

Tuition fees are applicable to the year in which the apprentice course occurs and are subject to yearly increases.

Estimated tuition

Apprenticeship Approx. cost per level*
Automotive Service Technician (Levels 1, 3) $765
Automotive Service Technician (Levels 2, 4) $663
Carpenter (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4) $663
Electrician (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4) $1,071
Domestic/Commercial Gas Fitter (Level 1) $663
Domestic/Commercial Gas Fitter (Level 2, exam fee) $714
Joiner (Level 1) $663
Metal Fabricator (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4) $561
Plumber (Levels 1, 2, 3) $663
Plumber (Level 4) $867
Professional Cook (Levels 1, 2, 3) $663
Sheet Metal Worker (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4) $663
Sprinkler Fitter (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4) $663
Steam/Pipe Fitter (Levels 1, 2, 3) $663
Steam/Pipe Fitter (Level 4) $867
Welder (Levels 1, 2, 3) $867

Additional costs

Students who withdraw at least 60 days prior to start date will receive a full tuition refund. Students who withdraw 30-59 days prior to start date will receive tuition refund minus $175.00. Students who withdraw within 29 days of program start or after program start will not receive a refund of tuition.

Financial Aid

Are you wondering what options are available to fund your Apprentice Training? You may be eligible for a grant or a loan through a variety of options provided to Apprenticeship Training students.

Are you a former youth in care?

The Provincial Tuition Waiver program aims to make post-secondary education more accessible for former youth in care by providing financial support for tuition and mandatory student fees. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

New Archie Johnstone Memorial Bursary

Archie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating Ltd will provide $650 to each of 3 apprentices in Sheet Metal and 4 apprentices in Plumbing & Pipe Trades who have demonstrated financial need. 

Canada Apprentice Loan

An initiative of the federal government to assist students in completing their apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.

Are you eligible for a grant? To find out if you are eligible for the Apprentice Incentive Grant or Apprentice Completion Grant go to ITA BC.

New Archie Johnstone Memorial Bursary

Seven bursaries are available to apprentices in Sheet Metal, and Plumbing & Pipe Trades who have demonstrated financial need. 

Canada Apprenticeship Loan (CAL)

Available to eligible registered Red Seal apprentices to help with the cost of their training.

Federal Apprenticeship Training Grants

Apprentices can receive up to $4,000 in grants to pay tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

Average Apprenticeship Salaries

Depending on the trade, you can earn between $35,000 and $65,000 per year.

Financial Supports for Apprentices

Learn more about applying for Employment Insurance, Canada Apprentice Loans, Camosun bursaries, scholarships and more!

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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