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Use this checklist to guide your apprenticeship application process.
This checklist is your step-by-step guide to applying for apprenticeship training at NAIT. You may find it helpful to bookmark this page or print a copy to keep on hand while you go through your application process*.
Find an employer in your field of interest. In most cases, to begin apprenticeship training, you must already be employed in a trade.
Complete the Apprenticeship Application and Contract on MyTradesecrets.
Browse all trades programs and courses to see if the right training is offered at NAIT.
Attend an information session, Open House or Program Preview.
See all apprenticeship training programs at NAIT
From full-time to part-time and everything in between, there are many educational pathways and programs at NAIT that fit your learning style and your lifestyle.
Find out more
Apprenticeship training is delivered at NAIT Main Campus, Patricia Campus, Souch Campus and Spruce Grove Campus. Eligibility for apprenticeship training is determined by Apprenticeship and Industry Training, Division of Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education. Use the information on this page to guide you through the application process.
NAIT does not manage applications for Apprenticeship training. To apply for programs, please visit tradesecrets.alberta.ca
Entry Option 1
Entry Option 2
Fast track: You may be eligible to challenge the NAIT 1st period apprenticeship exam
Create a MyTradeSecrets profile and select Class Registration to view availability and intakes.
Know when to apply. Once you've decided on a NAIT program, review all program dates and deadlines
Make sure the program is still "open" and accepting applicants. See all program availability
Learn about program delivery options (full time, part time, online) and decide which one is best for you. Check the program info to make sure - not all delivery options are available for every program.
Consider meeting with a Student Advisor to plan your application and learn how to get the most out of your time at NAIT.
Effective November 1, 2014, you must fill out the application located on the MyTradesecrets website for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board staff to determine if you are eligible for status as an indentured apprentice.
Create MyTradesecrets account (you will need your Alberta Student ID number).
Complete and submit apprenticeship application
Submit contract form
Pay application fee online (credit card)
Once you are an indentured apprentice, you can review the availability and start and end dates of the program you are interested in. Log into your MyTradesecrets profile and do a search under the Class Registration section. Then you can determine the schedule that best fits your needs.
Find training start and end dates that work for your schedule
Select the appropriate dates in MyTradesecrets
Selecting NAIT as a training provider for your apprenticeship means that you will be conducting your training at one of the NAIT campuses in Edmonton, Alberta.
If you are unable to register in person and wish to send someone else to register on your behalf, please ensure that they bring an Apprentice Enrolment Form that has been completed and signed by you.
Download Apprenticeship Enrolment Form (pdf)
Your admissions updates and notifications will be sent to your NAIT student portal account. It's important to check it frequently throughout the application process. If you're attending NAIT for the first time, create a MyNAIT portal account: go to MyNAIT portal, click on Sign Up and enter your student ID and personal information.
We recommend using the same email address for both NAIT and My Tradesecrets so all updates are easily accessible from the same inbox.
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If you have attended NAIT before and do not remember your username and password, please do not create a new one – instead, click on Forgot Your Password to retrieve it or contact us by phone or in person.
An eLetter registration confirmation will be sent to your MyNAIT Student Portal account within 24 to 48 hours.
*This is a guide and intended for reference only as some student entrance and admissions requirements may vary. If you have questions or concerns at any time during your application to NAIT, we recommend contacting a member of our student services and advising centre.
If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact NAIT's Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) office.
For general inquiries, visit the Student Services Centre.
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Congratulations! You're on your way to a rewarding student experience at NAIT and an exciting career beyond. Once you've confirmed your training registration, you can get ready for your first day on campus.
Your one AT NAIT card serves as your official NAIT identification card, and it also allows you to add funds to use at eat AT NAIT and shop AT NAIT locations and wherever one AT NAIT cards are accepted.
Upload your photo
Pick up your card on campus at the main Student Services office
Add funds (optional)
Manage your account
There are two ways to find your list of supplies. You can also find paper copies of most program lists at shop AT NAIT.
Search on your MyNAIT Portal textbooks page
Print out your list or bring it with you to the bookstore on your device
Login to find your list
Look up your program on the shop AT NAIT website
Order books to be delivered or pick up in store
Ensure your sponsor has completed the required documentation with shop AT NAIT. Sponsors can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780.491.7717 for more details on how to create a Sponsored Student account.
Sponsored Student Accounts may take up to two business days to activate, from the time completed documentation has been received.
Find your classes on the NAIT campus map
Identify whether you are on Main campus, Patricia campus or Souch campus
Locate convenient parking lots and select a second and third choice in case you are not able to get your preferred spots
Buy a parking permit from the bookstore, shop AT NAIT or online
Pick up your parking tag at the main parking office
See all student parking options
Lockers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at all 3 campuses. Lockers on Souch and Patricia Campuses are not rented online.
Go to the online locker rental system.
Select a locker from the campus locations and maps. If you know the locker number, enter it to rent.
Read and agree to the Rental Terms and Conditions.
Pay for your locker within 24 hours of placing your reservation. Once you have paid you have 30 days to change your locker.
Online locker rental
Student housing or accommodations (roommate, rental, etc.)
Buy an ETS transit pass or campus parking pass.
Opt in/out of student health care plan.
Visit campus to get familiar with your classroom and/or lab locations.
Get involved with NAITSA (student union) clubs, volunteering, events and peer services.
Learn about student services (including tutoring, mental health counselling, learning support and disabilities services).
Learn more about student life at NAIT
Log in to your student portal account to check your application status
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