Provincial and Territorial Departments and Contacts

Educational requirements will vary with your chosen career. HVACR careers require post secondary education.

Under the terms of the Canadian Constitution, each province and territory has the responsibility for apprenticeship and trades training. The primary sources of information about apprenticeship are the provincial/territorial government Departments or Ministries responsible for education, training, or labour. This page contains links that will take you directly to the relevant branches in each province/territory.


Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology ( central office telephone (780)-624-6529, for more information.

British Columbia

BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development (general information) (

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) ( a provincial government agency, with responsibility to govern and develop the industry training system in B.C. Telephone: (778)-328-8700 or toll free in BC 1-866-660-6011.


The Department of Entrepreneurship Training and Trade ( for information on trades and apprenticeship contact. For information on apprenticeship and trades training contact (204)945-3337, toll free 1-877-978-7233, email        

New Brunswick

The Ministry of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (, telephone (506) 453-2597, email    

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Department of Education ( ). For specifics on Post-Secondary Education see:, telephone (709)729-5097, (toll free: 1-877-771-3737, email .

North West Territories

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment ( ) or telephone (867) 920-3422.

Nova Scotia

The Department of Education Information specific to apprenticeship can be found at under the Labour and Workforce Development Branch, telephone: (902)424-5651 (toll free 1-800-494-5651


Apprenticeship and Occupations, Department of Education, Government of Nunavut ( telephone (867)975-5600.


The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities For a list of apprenticeship offices call the Training Office 1-800-387-5656


Direction du Développement des Compétences en Milieu de Travail, Emploi-Québec

Prince Edward Island

The Department of Innovation and Advanced Leaning (, telephone (902)368-4240


The Saskatchewan Department of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour (, telephone (306) 787-9478. Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission


The Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Department of Education (, telephone (867) 667-5131 (toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408)


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