Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

Memorandums of Understanding/Letter of Understanding Explanation

If employed in Newfoundland and Labrador

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a written agreement entered into between you and a Newfoundland and Labrador employer under which you agree to learn an occupation based on the on-the job training as outlined in the Plan of Training (//www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/app/plans.html). Every apprentice must sign a MOU with the employer at the start of employment or upon transfer from one employer to another. The Apprenticeship Program Officer must be notified and will also sign the document.

Please ensure that your MOU with each new employer is signed and that you contact the Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division (ATCD) office nearest you to make arrangements for the Apprenticeship Program Officer’s signature as required. If necessary, a short orientation session will be conducted with you and your employer at an appropriate time.

If Employed Out of Province

A Letter of Understanding (LOU) is a written agreement entered into between you and an employer in another Canadian jurisdiction under which you agree to learn an occupation based on the on-the job training as outlined in the Plan of Training. Every apprentice must sign a LOU with the employer at the start of employment or whenever there is a change in employer in another Canadian jurisdiction. The Apprenticeship Program Officer must be notified and will also sign the document.

Please ensure that a completed and signed LOU is sent to the ATCD office for your Apprenticeship Program Officer’s approval.

Note: Only apprentices who have MOUs or LOUs signed and on file may be given credit for time worked and skills completed.

To obtain copies of either document, do one of the following:

  1. Choose MOU PDF or LOU PDF
  2. Visit our website at //www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/app/index.html
  3. Visit the nearest Apprenticeship and Trades Certification office (//www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/app/contact.html)

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