Career Profile: Child and Youth Worker

Career Profile: Child and Youth Worker

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Child and youth workers help young people with various challenges. They help children and youth who have learning, social, emotional, or behavioural issues. They can work in residential, institutional, or community-based settings. They often work in schools and hospitals as well.

Certification Requirements
  • The Child and Youth Worker apprenticeship consists of 6,240 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 32 weeks of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 7,200 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
Educational Prerequisites

Grade 12 or equivalent.



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