York Construction Academy (YCA) specializes in a hands-on approach to train the next generation of construction workers. Our classes are held on our construction site located in the Academy, as we focus on visual teaching methods and real-life experience. YCA provides skilled training opportunities and support for a career in the construction and home renovations industry. Our licensed instructors and supportive staff provide support throughout the course for our students to enter the construction industry upon receiving their certification.

Graduates receive Working at Heights and Construction Technology certificates, and will also be eligible for our job development program. We firmly believe in a student first philosophy, so once you’ve graduated, YCA collaborates with contractors to get you the career you are looking for. Our programs have improved the skills and knowledge of hundreds of graduates as they have secured jobs upon obtaining certification.



York Construction Academy is a Private Career College founded in 2001 and registered under the Private Career Colleges Act of 2005. YCA provides a hands-on learning experience for individuals pursuing a career in the construction and home renovation industry.

Our student population includes men and women of all ages, individuals looking for a new career, skilled people previously trained in construction trades looking for certification, and new immigrants who need re-certification at Canadian trades school.

We have developed a General Pre-Apprenticeship program – which includes carpentry, home renovation, drywall, flooring installation and more – to adequately train workers for entry level positions, reaching a 93% employment rate. Upon graduation, students are granted certificates in Construction Technology and Working at Heights.

Our programs consist of 25% theory and 75% hands-on training. Besides training our students in both the theory and practical aspect of the construction industry, we also provide Job Search Assistance. This includes Resume Building, Job Development, and Post-Hiring support.