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 A Sponsor’s Guide to Training Up BC’s
 Next Generation of Professional Cooks
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    We’re so glad
    you’re here.
    Sponsors like you are making an amazing
    contribution to educating and training the
    next generation of professional cooks in BC.
    Mentoring developing professional cooks
    is one way veteran Red Seal chefs can give back
    to their profession—and help develop a new
    generation of passionate cooks. It’s also one
    of the best ways for British Columbians
    to further enhance our growing international
    reputation as a “foodie” destination!
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               go2 is the human resources                 Research shows that
               industry association for BC’s              students embarking on
               tourism industry. In partnership           their career as a cook
               with the BC Industry Training              place tremendous value
               Authority (ITA), go2 is                    on achieving certification
               responsible for the management             under the Professional Cook
               of the Professional Cook, Baker,           apprentice program.
               Meatcutter and Tidal Angling
               Guide trades training. You and
               your apprentice can go to go2            Apprentices must complete each
               for more information about the           level of the Professional Cook
               program. ITA, on the other hand,         training program before progressing
               is a government agency that              to the next level. At each level,
               manages all industry apprenticeship      there is a requirement to complete
               programs in BC. It maintains the         technical training at an accredited
               official records for apprenticeship      college or culinary arts institute and
               programs, oversees exams,                apprentice in the industry to gain a
               issues credentials, and funds            certain number of work experience
               training at public and some private      hours. In addition, apprentices
               institutions.                            must pass a practical assessment
                                                        and write a provincial Certificate of
                                                        Qualification exam.

               At a Glance: The                         The new Professional Cook
                                                        apprentice program simplifies the
               Professional Cook                        hiring process for employers by
               apprentice program                       providing clearly defined skill sets
                                                        for each credential level. Trained
               in BC                                    cooks who have completed their
                                                        apprenticeship anywhere in the

    IN A
               The Professional Cook apprentice
                                                        province will now come to your job
               program has been redesigned in
                                                        interview with a more consistent
               consultation with representatives
                                                        level of training and knowledge.
               from the province’s tourism and

               foodservice industry and the
               Canadian Culinary Federation (BC
               branches). The program is designed
               to better meet the needs of today’s
               industry and apprentices. It now
               offers three levels of certification:
               Professional Cook 1, Professional
               Cook 2 and Professional Cook 3
               (PC 3 includes Red Seal). BC’s new
               Professional Cook certifications set
               a new standard in Canada for cook
               training by including a practical
               demonstration of skills at all levels.
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               OK, being a sponsor                       employees, they tend to work
                                                         harder, with greater loyalty.
               helps train up the next
               generation of cooks.                    • helps you cut your hiring
                                                         costs. With higher productivity
               But what’s in it for me?                  and better employee loyalty,
                                                         you’re cutting down on some of
               Plenty. Sponsorship is simple
                                                         the customary costs associated
               and flexible, and it’s a great way
                                                         with training new employees.
               to make an impression on the
               young minds that are shaping BC’s
                                                       • addresses the skills shortage.
               foodservice industry. Sponsorship
                                                         Apprenticeship bolsters and
                                                         secures our workforce for the
               • helps you develop highly
                 skilled employees. In training
                 an apprentice, you’re bringing        Who can sponsor a
                 up-to-date skills to your other
                 employees, which will sharpen
                                                       Professional Cook
                 your restaurant’s competitive         apprentice?
                                                       At the Professional Cook 1 and
               • allows you to receive tax             2 level, designated schools and
                 credits. Both the federal and         post-secondary institutions as well
                 BC governments offer financial        as employers can be sponsors. An
                 incentives for employers in           apprentice may complete all of his
                 eligible apprenticeship programs      or her on-the-job training with one
                 (see “Tax credits for sponsors” on    sponsor, but it’s also acceptable for
                 page 18).                             apprentices to change sponsors,
                                                       or to work for more than one
               • improves the quality of               employer at a time.

                 your products and services.
                 Enhancing your quality not            There are three basic requirements
                 only gives your business a            for sponsors of apprentices:
                 competitive edge, but it can also

                 help you maintain and gain more         1. A sponsor must be a legal
                 customers.                              entity (e.g., a company or
                                                         organization) or an individual
               • improves productivity. Trained          who is a certified tradesperson
                 employees will contribute               or equivalent.
                 noticeably to your bottom line, as      2. A sponsor must be registered,
                 the efficiency of your kitchen will     or become registered, with the
                 be enhanced.                            Industry Training Authority (ITA).
                                                         3. A sponsor must be willing to
               • increases employee loyalty.             assume certain responsibilities
                 When you invest in your                 (see next page).
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    What other                             What are my                               apprenticeship links to the PC1,   What can I do to
                                                                                     PC2 and PC3 program outlines;
    qualifications do I need               responsibilities as a                                                        help my apprentice
    to become a sponsor?                   sponsor?                                • proper equipment and a clear       succeed—besides
                                                                                     understanding of the safety
                                                                                     standards of your workplace; and
                                                                                                                        teaching culinary
    You need to have on staff a            While you might be familiar
    qualified tradesperson (Professional   with the requirements of the
                                                                                   • clarity as to which qualified
    Cook 3, [Red Seal Cook] Certified      Professional Cook apprenticeship
                                                                                     tradesperson is responsible for
    Chef de Cuisine) or ITA-recognized     program, chances are it’s pretty                                             One of the most important things
                                                                                     his or her work-based training.
    equivalent (for example, a             new territory for your apprentice.                                           you can do to help your apprentice
    person with a government-              Make some time to review the                                                 keep moving through the program
    issued credential from another         process with your apprentice, and                                            is to stay on top of filling out the
    recognized country who has             encourage him or her to pay careful                                          necessary ITA forms.
                                                                                   Have questions? go2 is
    applied for and been granted           attention to completing all the
                                                                                   a resource for any trade-
    permission to supervise and sign       necessary steps in a timely manner                                           Each certification in the program
                                                                                   specific questions sponsors
    off apprentices). If you don’t have    as the apprenticeship progresses.                                            requires the following steps:
                                                                                   may have. With certified
    a Red Seal or equivalent, there        You’re mentoring these young
                                                                                   tradespeople on staff, go2
    is a challenge process available       learners not only in cooking, but in                                         • registering;
                                                                                   can provide additional
    to acquire certification. Your         career management skills, too!
                                                                                   detailed trade-specific
    qualified tradesperson is the one                                                                                   • reporting of work-based training
                                                                                   information that the ITA
    who’s responsible for directing        As a guide to the next generation                                              hours;
                                                                                   customer service staff may
    the training of your apprentice at     of professional cooks, you’ll want to
                                                                                   not be able to provide. This
    work. He or she will also sign the     ensure your apprentice is provided                                           • signing of a Recommendation
                                                                                   may include things like details
    Recommendation for Certification       with the following:                                                            for Certification.
                                                                                   of practical assessments,
    form, once your apprentice has
                                                                                   types of questions on the
    completed his or her program           • time off to attend technical                                               We’ll get into each of these steps
                                                                                   written exams, and clarity
    requirements.                            training;                                                                  in detail below, but there are two
                                                                                   about the content of the
                                                                                                                        options to completing the forms—
                                                                                   training programs.
                                           • a workplace environment that                                               individual forms, or one form for all
                                             helps him or her succeed in                                                of these three steps.
                                             the Professional Cook program.
                                             Remember, your apprentice may
                                             be new to your workplace—or
                                             new to the trade;
                                                                                                                        How do you decide
                                                                                                                        which paperwork to
                                           • work experience that
                                             incorporates the full scope
                                             of being a professional cook,
                                                                                                                        If you are registering your
                                             appropriate to your apprentice’s
                                                                                                                        apprentice for the first time, you
                                             level (this can take place at
                                                                                                                        should probably do the three forms
                                             multiple work sites if required).
                                                                                                                        in sequence. If your apprentice
                                             Unsure of what your apprentice
                                                                                                                        is ready to move onto the next
                                             should be learning? Visit
                                                                                                                        certification and it’s just a matter
                                    and follow the
                                                                                                                        of paperwork, you can request the
                                                                                                                        single form directly from go2.
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     What is the 3 step                                                                                                                                                                          Step 2                                                                                                                                                       Step 3                                 now working at the skill level of a
     process?                                                                                                                                                                                    As your apprentice completes his or                                                                                                                          Fill out the Recommendation for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Professional Cook 1, 2, or 3.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 her work-based training, you must                                                                                                                            Certification. Here’s what this form   Once the completed Recommend-
     Step 1                                                                                                                                                                                      report their workplace hours to ITA                                                                                                                          looks like:                            ation for Certification is sent to ITA,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 on the Work-Based Training Report                                                                                                                                                                   the appropriate certificate will be
     Fill out the ITA Apprentice and                                                                                                                                                             (again, on the go2 website). Here’s                                                                                                                                                                 issued for you to present to your
     Sponsor Registration Form. You can                                                                                                                                                          what this form looks like:                                                                                                                                                                          apprentice. Please allow two to
     link to it at Here’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              three weeks to receive it.
     what it looks like:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     You can also decide not to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ITA Customer Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Suite 110 - 2985 Virtual Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WORK-BASED TRAINING                                              Vancouver, BC V5M 4X7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tel: 778-328-8700
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  REPORT                                                     Fax: 778-328-8701

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     recommend your apprentice for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Toll Free: 1-866-660-6011

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please complete the relevant sections of this form to report your work-based training hours for your apprentice. Print clearly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Required fields are indicated in B O L D . Missing information may delay the reporting process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     certification. If this is the case, it
                                                                                                                                                                ITA Customer Service
                                                                                                                                                                Suite 110 - 2985 Virtual Way        Return completed form to ITA Customer Service (email, fax or mail).
                                                                         APPRENTICE AND SPONSOR                                                                 Vancouver, BC V5M 4X7
                                                                                                                                                                Tel: 778-328-8700                   N o t e : The apprentice’s registered sponsor must always sign this form.
                                                                           REGISTRATION FORM                                                                    Fax: 778-328-8701

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is your responsibility to provide
                                                                                                                                                                Toll Free: 1-866-660-6011           A. Your Apprentice Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Program (Trade):                                   ITA Individual ID#:
        Please complete the relevant portions of this form and print clearly. Mandatory fields are indicated in B O L D . Missing information may delay the
        registration process. Return completed form to ITA Customer Service (email, fax or mail).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     your apprentice with your reasons
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Legal First Name:                                  Legal Middle Name (s):                             Legal Last Name:
        If you were a registered apprentice in another province in a designated Red Seal trade your results can be assessed for
        transfer. Please indicate the province to be contacted:__________________.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Suite Number:                                      Mailing Address:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for declining to recommend him or
        Note: Sponsorship of an Apprentice is by mutual agreement of the parties and may be cancelled at the
        discretion of either the Apprentice or Sponsor. Please ensure you return ALL 4 PAGES of the application form,
        and that the apprentice has initialed pages 2 and 3 in the bottom right corner of the page.                                                                                                 City:                                              Province:                                          Postal Code:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     her—and it’s up to you to set out
        A. Apprentice Information                                                                                                                                                                   Phone Number:                                      Fax Number:                                        Email Address:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (          )                                       (                )
        ITA Individual ID #:(leave blank for new registration)           Program (Trade):

        Legal First Name:                                                                                                                                                                           B. Work-Based Training Hours Report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a training plan for how to remedy
                                                                         Legal Middle Name (s):                          Legal Last Name:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reporting Period:                                                            Total number of work-based training hours reported during this
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (MMMM,DD,YYYY)                                                               period:
        Date of Birth (MMM,DD,YYYY):                                     Gender:       Male                 Female                                                                                  Start Date:                 End Date:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     his or her skill and knowledge
        Suite Number:                                                    Mailing Address:                                                                                                           Please ensure you include an end date to report (do not use “to-date” or     Please ensure that if you are recording hours that you do not overlap an
                                                                                                                                                                                                    “ongoing”, etc. End date of report would be the date you are reporting       hours that were sent in previously. Please note: we are unable to accept
                                                                                                                                                                                                    hours “up to” for example you could use the date you return the report to    “future dates” as apprentices have not worked those hours yet.
        City:                                                            Province:                                       Postal Code:                                                               ITA for processing

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Company name of employer providing work-based training hours                 Program (Trade):
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (if different than registered Sponsor):
        Phone Number:                                                    Secondary Phone Number:                         Fax Number:
        (    )                                                           (    )                                          (    )                                                                                                                                                  Program Endorsement:

        How do you want to receive updates from the ITA?                           Email       Mail                      Do you identify yourself as an aboriginal person?
        Email Address:                                                                                                      Yes        No                                                           Employer Contact name and phone number (if different than registered         Signature of Employer contact (if different than registered Sponsor)
                                                                                                                         First Nations     Métis      Inuit                                         Sponsor Contact:

        PEN Number:      Note: PEN and Graduation required if you are an SSA or ACE IT apprentice .   High School Graduation Date (MMM,DD,YYYY):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There are a few other things you
                                                                                                      (If you have not yet graduated, please enter your expected graduation date)

        B. Sponsor Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Signature by an authorized representative the apprentice’s registered sponsor attesting to the statement below is required to
       Name of Organization:                                                                                          Organization ID # (if already registered):
                                                                                                                                                                                                    approve the reported work-based training hours being added to the apprentice’s training record.

       Preferred Channel of Communication:
       Email Address:
                                                                 Email       Mail                                     Secondary Email Address:
                                                                                                                                                                                                               I attest that the work-based training completed by the above named trainee/apprentice is being done under the

                                                                                                                                                                                                    C. Sponsor Approval
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         supervision/direction of a certified tradesperson or equivalent.                                                                                            can do to help your apprentice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     complete the Professional Cook
       Suite Number:                                         Mailing Address:                                                                                                                       Sponsor Organization Name:                                               Name of Authorized Sponsor Representative:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Please Print)

       City:                                                 Province:                                                Postal Code:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sponsor Organization ITA ID#:                                            Signature of Authorized Sponsor Representative:
       Union:                                                Phone Number and Extension:                              Fax Number:
                      Yes                        No          (    )                                                   (    )

       Primary Contact Person:                              Date of Birth (MMM,DD,YYYY):                              ITA Individual ID# (if already registered):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This form comes directly to
       Name :                                                                                                                                                                                       Page 1 of 1                        The Industry Training Authority is an agency of the Government of British Columbia.                       April 2010
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       Secondary Contact Person:                            Date of Birth (MMM,DD,YYYY):                              ITA Individual ID# (if already registered):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you from the ITA once your             • Sit down and schedule technical
        Page 1 of 4                               The Industry Training Authority is an agency of the Government of British Columbia.
        CS001.9 Apprentice And Sponsor Registration.Doc                   
                                                                                                                                                                                    March 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              apprentice has completed all of the      training well ahead of the start
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Important Note: Recording                                                                                                                                    certification requirements. It comes     of classes. This will help your
                                                                                                                                                                                                 work-based training hours is a                                                                                                                               to you, the sponsor, because you         apprentice find a class schedule
     Important Note: For each                                                                                                                                                                    requirement that can often be                                                                                                                                are the only one who can judge           that will best fit your on-the-
     level of Professional Cook, you                                                                                                                                                             missed. Ideally, you should set                                                                                                                              whether your apprentice is ready         job training schedule. Remind
     and your apprentice must fill                                                                                                                                                               a time frame (e.g. every quarter                                                                                                                             to be certified. If your apprentice      him or her to sign up in a timely
     in the Apprentice and Sponsor                                                                                                                                                               or six months) to turn in your                                                                                                                               has completed his or her technical       manner, as classes fill quickly!
     Registration form. The reason?                                                                                                                                                              apprentice’s hours to the ITA.                                                                                                                               training, has the required work-         For a list of designated training
     Professional Cook 1, 2 and 3 are                                                                                                                                                            This way, everything is in place to                                                                                                                          based hours, has completed the           institutions, visit,
     three separate programs.                                                                                                                                                                    complete the process.                                                                                                                                        practical assessment and final           or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              exam—and is ready to move
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on—ensure this form is signed          • If your apprentice leaves, ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              by yourself as the sponsor and a         that you have reported all of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              qualified tradesperson, and send         his or her work hours at your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              it back to ITA Customer Service.         establishment and notify ITA on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By completing this form, you are         company letterhead or email that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              attesting that it is the judgment        you are no longer the sponsor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of a Professional Cook 3 or Red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Seal Cook that your apprentice is
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     • Each time you fill in a form, ITA     What is the single
       will send you and your apprentice
       a transcript. These transcripts are
                                             form process?
       of a general, all-encompassing
                                             If your apprentice has completed all
       nature, as they’re used
                                             requirements for one certification
       across the board in all of BC’s
                                             and is ready to be signed off
       apprenticeship programs. For this
                                             and move to the next level of
       reason, your apprentice might
                                             certification, contact go2 for the
       find them a bit confusing. Take a
                                             single form called Request for
       few minutes to help him or her
                                             Recommendation for Certification
       figure out what the transcripts
                                             for Professional Cook. This form
       mean. And if you have questions,
                                             allows you to completed the prior
       please contact go2 for help.
                                             three steps all at once! Here’s what
                                             this form looks like:
     Please see the quick-
     reference table at the                                                                                                                                              ITA Customer Service

     end of this guide
                                                                                                           REQUEST FOR                                                   Suite 110 - 2985 Virtual Way
                                                                                                                                                                         Vancouver, BC V5M 4X7
                                                                                                  RECOMMENDATION FOR CERTIFICATION                                       Tel: 778-328-8700
                                                                                                      PROFESSIONAL COOK (324)                                            Fax: 604-633-9796
                                                                                                                                                                         Toll Free: 1-866-660-6011

     for a summary of                          This form is to be used for Professional Cook apprentices who have completed all of the program requirements and wish to sign
                                               up for the next Professional Cook program with the same sponsor.

     requirements for each
                                               S p o n s o r : Please complete the relevant sections of this form to Recommend Professional Cook Certification, report any
                                               additional Work-Based Training Hours, and if appropriate register your apprentice into Professional Cook 2 or Professional Cook
                                               3 Apprenticeship.

                                               Please print clearly, required fields are indicated in B O L D . Missing information may delay the reporting process. Return

     level of Professional Cook.
                                               completed form to ITA Customer Service (email, fax or mail).

                                               A. Apprentice Information
                                               First Name:                                            Last Name:                                       ITA Individual ID#

                                               Suite Number:                                          Mailing Address:

                                               City:                                                  Province: B.C.                                   Postal Code:

                                               Phone Number:                                          Fax Number:                                      Email Address:
                                               (      )-                                              (      )         -

                                               B. Sponsor Information

                                               Sponsor Organization Name:                                                  Sponsor Organization ITA ID#:

                                               Suite Number:                                          Mailing Address:

                                               City:                                                  Province: B.C.                                   Postal Code:

                                               Phone Number:                                          Fax Number:                                      Email Address:
                                               (                                                      (

                                               Name of Authorized Sponsor Representative: (Please Print)                   Contact Position / Title:

                                               C. Work-Based Training Hours Report
                                               Please complete this section to report current or prior work-based training hours for your apprentice. Print clearly and ensure that if you are recording
                                               hours that you do not overlap any hours that were sent in previously. Please note: dates need to be actual dates worked. Do not use “to-date” or
                                               “ongoing”, etc for the End Date of report, put the actual date you are reporting hours “up to”. For example, you could use the date you return the report

                                                                                                                                                                                                           IT ALL
                                               to ITA for processing.

                                               Reporting Period:                                                           Total number of work-based training hours reported during this period:

                                               Start Date:                    End Date:

                                               Company name of employer providing work-based training                      Employer contact name and phone number (if different than registered
                                               hours (if different than registered Sponsor):                               Sponsor contact):

                                               Signature of Authorized Sponsor Representative:                             Date: (MM,DD,YYYY)

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     Program at a Glance:                   local post-secondary institution       Program at a Glance:                   training hours, and will need an
                                            to deliver the program either in                                              additional 760 hours of work-based
     Professional Cook 1                    the high school or at the college
                                                                                   Professional Cook 2                    training outside of the program.
     (PC1)                                  level. Each district has a different                                          A list of designated educational
                                            program and partnership, so if you     A Professional Cook 2 usually works    institutions is available on the
                                            have a high school student wanting     under some supervision. He or          go2 website.
     A Professional Cook 1 usually works
                                            to become an apprentice, ask him       she performs a variety of cooking
     in a supervised environment. He
                                            or her to find out what options are    and food preparation tasks using
     or she performs basic cooking
                                            available through his or her school.   multiple cooking methods. At this      Workplace-Entry Option:
     and food preparation tasks. This
                                                                                   level, the cook understands major      Individuals enrolled as workplace-
     includes using knife skills, correct
                                                                                   techniques and principles used in      entry apprentices will need 2,000
     terminology, and a variety of          Institution-Entry Option:
                                                                                   cooking, baking, and other aspects     accumulated hours of work-based
     cooking methods. A PC1 cook must       At the PC1 level, apprentices
                                                                                   of food preparation. A PC2 should      training, plus an average of 180
     be able to follow recipes, weigh       enrolled in institution-entry
                                                                                   have a basic understanding of          hours or six weeks of technical
     and measure food accurately,           programs will receive an average of
                                                                                   food costing, menu planning, and       training at a designated training
     and understand the major               840 hours or 28 weeks of classes
                                                                                   purchasing processes.                  institution. A list of designated
     techniques and principles used in      and technical training. They will
                                                                                                                          training institutions is available
     cooking, baking, and other ways        receive credit for 600 work-based
                                                                                   All apprentices must have achieved     on the go2 website.
     of preparing food. At this level, a    training hours, and will need an
                                                                                   certification for PC1 to move on to
     professional cook should have a        additional 400 hours of work-based
                                                                                   PC2. Apprentices can earn their PC2
     solid foundation of basic kitchen      training outside of the program.
                                                                                   Certificate of Qualification through   ACE-IT Option:
     skills.                                A list of designated educational
                                                                                   the same methods as for PC1:           In some cases, high school
                                            institutions is available on the
                                                                                                                          students are able to complete
     There are four ways of earning this    go2 website.
                                                                            institution-entry               Professional Cook 2 through ACE
     Certificate of Qualification:
                                                                                     apprenticeship through a             IT, most commonly by attending
                                            Workplace-Entry Option:                  designated post-secondary            workplace-entry training with other apprenticeship with high
                                            Individuals enrolled as workplace-       culinary arts program;               apprentices. If you have a high
       school Accelerated Credit
                                            entry apprentices will need 1,000        2.a workplace-entry                  school student who has completed
       Enrolment in Industry Training
                                            hours of work-based training,            apprenticeship;                      Professional Cook 1, ask him or
       (ACE IT) programs;
                                            plus an average of 180 hours or apprenticeship with high        her to find out what options are institution-entry
                                            six weeks of technical training at       school Accelerated Credit            available through his or her school
       apprenticeship through a
                                            a designated training institution.       Enrolment in Industry Training       for Professional Cook 2.
       designated post-secondary
                                            A list of designated training            (ACE IT) programs; or
       culinary arts program;
                                            institutions is available on the challenging the certificate
       3.a workplace-entry
                                            go2 website.                             (for apprentices who have job-       Challenge Option:
       apprenticeship; or
                                                                                     based experience).                   To challenge at the PC2 level, challenging the certificate
                                                                                                                          an apprentice needs a minimum
       (for apprentices who have job-       Challenge Option:
                                                                                   Institution-Entry Option:              of 2,000 accumulated work-based
       based experience).                   To challenge at the PC1 level, an
                                                                                   At the PC2 level, apprentices          hours that demonstrate specific
                                            apprentice needs a minimum of
                                                                                   enrolled in designated post-           skills and knowledge, a written
                                            1,000 hours that demonstrate
     ACE-IT Option:                                                                secondary institution-entry            exam, interview, and a practical
                                            specific skills and knowledge, a
     ACE IT allows high school                                                     programs will receive an average of    assessment. Links to the challenge
                                            written exam, interview, and a
     apprentices to earn dual credit                                               420 hours or 14 weeks of classes       form can be found on the go2
                                            practical assessment. Links to the
     for apprenticeship training and                                               and technical training. They will      website.
                                            challenge form can be found on the
     graduation at the same time. Most                                             receive credit for 240 work-based
                                            go2 website.
     school districts partner with their
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     Program at a Glance:                    2. challenging the certificate
                                             (for apprentices who have job-
     Professional Cook 3                     based experience).
     (Red Seal)
                                             Workplace-entry option:
     A Professional Cook 3 has met all
                                             Apprentices will need to register
     of the requirements of the national
                                             for PC3 as a workplace-entry
     Red Seal standard for “Cook”.
                                             apprentice. PC3 requires 5,000
     PC3s usually work under limited
                                             accumulated hours of work-based
     supervision. They are competent at
                                             training, plus an average of 180
     the major techniques and principles
                                             hours or six weeks of technical
     used in cooking, baking and other
                                             training at a designated training
     aspects of food preparation.
                                             institution. Approved training
     Professional cooks at this level
                                             institutions for PC3 are on the
     should be able to plan and cost
                                             go2 website.
     menus and recipes. They also need
     a good grasp of the communication
     skills that will help them succeed as
                                             Challenge option:
     leaders in the kitchen.
                                             A successful challenge requires
                                             a minimum of 5,000 hours that
     All apprentices must have achieved
                                             demonstrate specific skills and
     certification for PC2 to move
                                             knowledge, a written exam,
     on to PC3. There are two ways
                                             an interview, and a practical
     an apprentice can earn the PC3
                                             assessment. You can find links
     Certificate of Qualification:
                                             to the challenge form on the
                                             go2 website.

                                                                                 A LITTLE
     1. completing a workplace-
     sponsored apprenticeship; or

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     Tax credits for                           Changes to the Professional
                                                                                                             Professional Cook 1                 Professional Cook 2                 Professional Cook 3
     sponsors                                  Cook program from July 2009                                          (PC1)                               (PC2)                          (PC3) Red Seal

                                               •    All apprentices who were                              •	 FOODSAFE	Level	1                 •	 FOODSAFE	Level	1                 •	 FOODSAFE	Level	1
     Good news: the provincial and                                                                                                            •	 PC1	certification	or	            •	 PC2	certification
                                                    registered and may have             Prerequisites
     federal governments offer tax                                                                                                               BC	Cook	Foundation	
                                                    completed some of the Cook
     breaks for sponsors of Professional                                                                                                         program	completion
                                                    apprenticeship have been
     Cook apprentices. Below, you’ll
                                                    transitioned and registered
     find a quick list of what’s available.
                                                    in one of the new programs        Institution-entry    •	 Average	of	840	hours	          •	 Average	of	420	hours	or	
     For more details and instructions                                                   apprentice        				or	28	weeks	of	classes						     14	weeks	of	classes
                                                    according to ITA records. If
     for how to apply, follow the tax                                                 program through      				and	technical	training        •	 760	hours	of	work-based	
                                                    this was the case for you,
     information links on the go2                                                      post-secondary      •	 400	hours	of	work-based	          training	outside	                         Not	available
                                                    you should have received an
     website.                                                                            institution           training	outside	            				of	the	program
                                                    up-to-date transcript of your          (hours)        				of	the	program
                                                    apprenticeship details with
     Federal Tax Credits
                                                    the letter informing you of the
     Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax
                                                    change in September, 2009.                            •	 Average	of	180	hours	             •	 Average	of	180	hours	            •	 Average	of	180	hours	
     Credit: If you hire an eligible                                                    Workplace-           or	6	weeks	of	technical	             or	6	weeks	of	technical	            or	6	weeks	of	technical	
     apprentice, you can receive a tax                                                     entry             training                             training                            training
                                               •    Training in the new programs
     credit equal to 10% of his or her                                                  apprentice        •	 1,000	hours	of	work-              •	 1,000	hours	of	work-             •	 3,000	hours	of	work-
                                                    began province-wide in                                   based	training                       based	training	                     based	training	
     salary or wages, up to $2,000 per                                                    (hours)
                                                    September, 2009. There have                                                               				(2,000	total)                   				(5,000	total)
     year per eligible apprentice.
                                                    already been many apprentices
                                                    who have completed and
                                                    received new Professional Cook                         •	 Registration	form	               •	 Registration	form	to	            •	 Registration	form	to	
     Provincial Tax Credits                                                                               				to	start	PC1                        start	PC2                           start	PC3
     British Columbia Training Tax                                                                         •	 Work-Based	Training	             •	 Work-Based	Training	             •	 Work-Based	Training	
     Credit Program: Until December                                                        Forms              Form                                Form                                Report
     31, 2011, a Basic Tax Credit and a                                                                    •	 Recommendation                   •	 Recommendation                   •	 Recommendation
     Completion Tax Credit are available                                                                  				for	Certification	Form							   				for	Certification	Form							   				for	Certification	Form							
     based on the salary and wages                                                                        				for	PC1                         				for	PC2                         				for	PC3
     you pay an eligible apprentice in
     the first 24 months of an industry                                                                   •	 In-school	mark	-	70%             •	 In-school	mark	-	70%             •	 In-school	mark	-	70%
     training agreement, up to $6,500                                                   Completion        •	 Practical	assessment	            •	 Practical	assessment	            •	 Practical	assessment	
     in fully refundable tax credits                                                   requirements          pass                                pass                                pass
                                                                                                          •	 Final	written	exam	-	70%         •	 Final	written	exam	-	70%         •	 Final	written	exam	-	70%
     for apprentices as they progress
     through training.
                                                   A final thanks to you,                                 •	 1,000	work-based	hours           •	 2,000	work-based	hours	          •	 5,000	work-based	hours	
                                                   the sponsor                                            •	 Employer	verification               (or	PC1	plus	1,000	hours)           (or	PC2	plus	3,000	hours	
     For complete information and to                                                                      •	 Portfolio	review                 •	 Employer	verification               or	PC1	plus	4,000	hours)
     apply, follow the tax credit info links       By sponsoring an apprentice           Challenge        •	 Interview                        •	 Portfolio	review                 •	 Employer	verification
     at                              you are contributing to the            option          •	 Written	exam                     •	 Interview                        •	 Portfolio	review
                                                                                                          •	 Practical	assessment             •	 Written	exam                     •	 Interview
                                                   development and growth of
                                                                                                                                              •	 Practical	assessment             •	 Written	exam
                                                   the tourism and foodservices                                                                                                   •	 Practical	assessment
                                                   industry in British Columbia.
                                                   And you’re attracting the
                                                   best and brightest to your             Where is           BC	–	Other	provinces                BC	–	Other	provinces
                                                   own kitchen!                        this credential      will	give	credit	towards	           will	give	credit	towards	                BC	and	Canada
                                                                                        recognized?         apprenticeship	training             apprenticeship	training

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