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On The Road

Free, paid youth training for a career in construction

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Young adults looking for job opportunities can pursue a career in construction through the On the Road Construction Program in Toronto – for free. Receive free training for a career in construction while you get paid, gain access to building opportunities, and receive employment readiness support.

Learn the skills, tools, and terminology that you need to succeed in the trade. From construction safety to receiving your own toolkit, the On the Road program equips every program participant with everything you’ll need to start.

What to expect from On the Road

  • 6 weeks of intensive construction training and pre-employment support to start your career in an entry-level construction or general labour job
  • Construction Safety, Working at Heights, and WHMIS
  • Get paid for 30 hours per week to attend the sessions
  • One-on-one assistance with job search
  • 6 weeks of paid work placement following the training
  • On-going support throughout your employment

Is the On the Road program right for you

  • Aged between 15 and 30 years old at the time of registration; must be out of school and out of work
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Program Start Dates in 2023

  • May 15 to June 23, 2023
  • September 11 to October 20, 2023

Get in touch to get started

Please see the Notice of Information Collection at the bottom of this page.

Learn more about On the Road

Contact us

Bickford Centre
777 Bloor Street West, Room 120
Toronto, ON M6G 1L6
Call us at 416-393-0350
Email us at


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Notice of Collection and Use of Personal Information:
Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of sections 58(5), 169.1-173 and 189 of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.2 and will be used to plan, administer, deliver and promote the Toronto District School Board (“TDSB”) Community Services programs and initiatives, as well as for statistical purposes. 
This information is retained in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M56 and will be shared with authorized TDSB staff and the TDSB authorized service provider(s) in order to administer the above purposes. Questions about this collection should be directed to Cristina Graida, TDSB Community Services Coordinator at, or at 5050 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N8.