Educational Assistant

Educational Assistant

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Educational assistants help primary educators by working with students with special needs and implementing the education plan. They apply intervention strategies, create a climate for learning, assist with life skills development, and supervise the students’ use of specialized equipment.

Certification Requirements
  • The Educational Assistant apprenticeship consists of 2,268 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 432 hours 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 2,700 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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