YES Programs


If you are 16-29 years of age, live in the GTA, and dreaming of being a painter? YES2Trades is the right program for you!

New!! Online applications can now be made HERE


Program Overview:

8 weeks of workshops:

  • 1-2 week: pre-employment workshops, 3-4 week: Residential and Commercial, 5-6 week: hands on training and 7-8 week: Industrial

Participants will gain valuable skills such as:

  • Participants will also receive training in and have the ability to gain certifications in WHMIS, Working at Heights, and First Aid.
  • Applying paint or other materials such as stains, lacquer or varnish using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
  • Preparing and cleaning surfaces, removing old wallpaper and paint
  • Repairing cracks and holes in walls
  • Mixing and thinning paint, measuring, cutting and applying wallpaper or fabric to walls
  • Building and installing scaffolding
  • Advising customers on colour selection and choice of wall coverings
  • Providing cost estimates and reading specifications to determine required materials.
  • 8-12 weeks of placement


  • Youth 16-29
  • Out of school/work
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with Convention Refugee status
  • Participants with an active Employment Insurance claim may be eligible for a Section 25 referral under the Employment Insurance
  • Willing to commit to 20 weeks full time program

Located at:  555 Richmond St. W.
For further information call us at: (416) 504-5516 or email or



To become a YES client, call 416-504-5516 or Contact YES online It's FREE!

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