get on with a construction company while you are looking. it will help the resume. look at local home builders who need labourers. While there, you develop contacts. that's how my brother started his PipeFitter Apprentice.
There is an apprentice website, though i'm not sure if it's exclusive to the Hamilton area. Can't think of hte name, but If I do, I will post it.
cheers, and good luck.
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