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MAESD Apprenticeship Training

In Ontario, UA Local 853 is the only Training Delivery Agent (TDA) for sprinkler fitters designed by the MAESD (Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development). This TDA tracks sprinkler fitter apprentices registered with the government and offers them the opportunity to attend their trade school.

All registered Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer apprentices not registered with the Ontario Sprinkler Industry JTAC (i.e. non-union) can request their apprenticeship training school dates by submitting their request to register@ualocal853.org.

January 2nd – February 23rd, 2018
Level 1 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 2 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 3 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer

February 26th – April 20th, 2018
Level 1 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 2 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 3 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer

April 23rd – June 15th, 2017
Level 1 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 2 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 3 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer

August 27th – October 19th, 2018
Level 1 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 2 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 3 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer

October 22nd – December 14th, 2018
Level 1 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 2 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer
Level 3 – Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer


To contact the MAESD for replacement apprenticeship cards—used to apply for grants—or any other Ministry-related questions, please contact 905-837-7721 or 1-800-461-4608.

To read more, click here.


The Ontario Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund is provided each year to UA Local 853 Sprinkler & Fire Protection Trade Centre.