New registrations in apprenticeship programs in Canada falls in 2019, led by sharp declines in Alberta

In 2019, new registrations in apprenticeship programs (-2.9%) and certifications in the trades (-3.9%) fell from 2018, as losses in Alberta offset gains in Ontario and Quebec.

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In 2019, new registrations in apprenticeship programs (-2.9%) and certifications in the trades (-3.9%) fell from 2018, as losses in Alberta offset gains in Ontario and Quebec.

Apprenticeship training programs are essential for developing the skills and knowledge of tradespeople and maintaining a skilled labour force in Canada. Tradespeople are represented in almost every industry, from manufacturing and construction to hospitality and education, and are an important driver of the Canadian economy.

The data in this release were collected in 2019, the year prior to the pandemic, and provide an important baseline for examining its impact on apprenticeship programs in Canada, which, are expected to be hit hard in 2020.

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New registrations in apprenticeship programs in Canada falls in 2019, led by sharp declines in Alberta

Study: Completing apprenticeship training in Canada

 

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