This is a restricted certified trade. A person must have a valid Certificate of Qualification or be registered as an apprentice to work in the trade.

This apprenticeship takes about 2 to 2.5 years or between 3,500 and 5,000 hours including 480 hours of post-secondary, in-school training. This program consists of a basic and advanced level offered on a part-time basis, two evenings per week for a total of 12 hours per week, lasting 20 weeks each. The basic level begins in September and the advanced level begins in January.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent
Applicants must be presently employed in the industry as an apprentice and must be registered with theMinistry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) and Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Registration
To register for these programs contact the apprenticeship office directly as these programs are not part of the ontariocolleges.ca registration process nor are they eligible for OSAP.

Employment Opportunities

As a graduate you will have the opportunity to work in hair salons, health care facilities, barbershops, hair replacement clinics, film and television.