Apprentice FAQ

Apprentice FAQ

  1. Who do I call for support or trades program information at KPU?

If you are an indentured apprentice please contact Apprentice Services at 604-598-6102 or email

If you are just beginning to explore trades programs and are not an indentured apprentice through SkiilledTradesBC, please contact the Office of Future Students at 604-599-3030 or email


  1. How much will my apprentice program cost?

The KPU Board of Governors has approved tuition and other fees for each program. They vary depending upon the type and duration of the program.  For apprentice programs, information is available at under the heading “Charges for Fixed Term Program.” 


  1. How much will my books cost?

Information on program textbooks for apprentices is available online at  (choose Cloverdale or Langley campus).  If you require additional information please contact the bookstore at 604-598-6020.


  1. Where can I find information on programs (dates, times, rooms)?


A listing of upcoming Apprenticeship intakes is available at:

Select - Browse Classes

Select - Apprenticeship term from the drop-down menu.


  1. How does the waitlist process work?


Our classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  If all currently scheduled intakes are full, students will be added to the master waitlist for the program level.


  1. Is there a cost for parking?

Pay parking is in effect at all Kwantlen campuses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicles are authorized to park in designated parking stalls only.

Information regarding parking and transit can be found at KPU Parking and Transit Permit page.

Please review this page to explore your transportaion options.


  1. How does SkilledTradesBC help me become an apprentice in BC?

In order to attend apprenticeship technical training at KPU, you must have an active status at the SkilledTradesBC. This means you and your employer/sponsor have registered your apprenticeship with the ITA using the Apprentice and Sponsor Registration Form. Contact customer service at the ITA at 778-328-8700, 1-866-660-6011, or for assistance. If you have not already done so, you may wish to visit their website at for more information regarding possible challenge exams or any other details. You are responsible in finding your sponsor/employer for your apprenticeship.


  1. Where can I find information in applying for Employment Insurance Benefits (EI)?

Apprentices should apply to the WorkBC Apprentice Program Financial Supports and to Employment Insurance (EI) through Service Canada a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks prior to class start.