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Addressing Essential Skills Gaps

Addressing Essential Skills Gaps

This report summarizes insights gathered at a regional roundtable held in Edmonton, AB. More than 75 participants engaged in a roundtable discussion to identify best practices and talk about what’s working across the country.

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The Effect of Literacy and Essential Skills on Labour Market Outcomes for Canadian Workers

The Effect of Literacy and Essential Skills on Labour Market Outcomes for Canadian Workers

This research explores the value of literacy and essential skills for workers and better quantifies the benefits of training.

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Business Case for Essential Skills Training in the Skilled Trades

Business Case for Essential Skills Training in the Skilled Trades

Skilled trades employers attribute increased bill-out and work rates, customer retention and new process innovation to Essential Skills training in the workplace.

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Integrating Essential Skills into Apprenticeship Training- Guide for Aboriginal Stakeholders

Integrating Essential Skills into Apprenticeship Training- Guide for Aboriginal Stakeholders

This guide provides information on how to support the development of Essential Skills interventions in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

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Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities across Canada

Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities across Canada

Workshops in Aboriginal communities across the country focused on Essential Skills tools and interventions that support entry into trades careers.

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Raising Awareness of Essential Skills with Employers Who Hire Apprentices

Raising Awareness of Essential Skills with Employers Who Hire Apprentices

To help employers improve Essential Skills at the workplace, a series of webinars raised awareness and supported effective workplace Essential Skills programs.

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The Link Between Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship Training

The Link Between Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship Training

This report describes successful Essential Skills and Apprenticeship initiatives across the country.

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Apprenticeship In Canada 2016 Report

Apprenticeship In Canada 2016 Report

This report summarizes research findings of the last 24 months, focusing on several important themes in apprenticeship, including registration and completion trends, employer hiring practices, apprentice mobility, essential skills, journeyperson career pathways, and the importance of mentoring.

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Integrating Newcomers into Alberta’s Apprenticeship System

Many apprenticeship stakeholders identify language barriers, essential skills and other competency deficits as common areas of weakness among immigrant apprentices. This session will highlight how stakeholders are currently working to help this group address challenges, access supports and measure the impact of current initiatives on apprentice progression and completion. Participant feedback will help to inform… Read more »

Employment and Social Development Canada

Trades-specific essential skills information and supports for improving your essential skills, including trade profiles with math and problem solving questions, a trades math workbook, essential skills workbook for the trades and a guide for preparing for the Red Seal exam.

Moving to Alberta from Abroad

Moving to Alberta from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada. Apprenticeship in Alberta is only open to individuals who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of… Read more »

Moving to British Columbia from Abroad

Moving to British Columbia from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in British Columbia follow: Documentation Requirements for Trade Qualifiers… Read more »

Value of Membership

Are you convinced the skilled trades represent excellent career opportunities for Canadians? Do you want to create an environment that supports apprentice success? Are you seeking opportunities to share ideas with like-minded individuals? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you have a lot in common with our members. They are the apprenticeship champions, practitioners… Read more »

Moving to Prince Edward Island from Abroad

Moving to Prince Edward Island from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in Prince Edward Island follow: What documents should… Read more »

Moving to Saskatchewan from Abroad

Moving to Saskatchewan from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in Saskatchewan follow: Information for Trade qualifiers Helpful Links General… Read more »

Moving to Newfoundland and Labrador from Abroad

Moving to Newfoundland and Labrador from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in Newfoundland and Labrador follow: Information for Trade… Read more »

Moving to Nunavut from Abroad

Moving to Nunavut from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in Nunavut follow: Information for Trade qualifiers Application form for… Read more »

Moving to Northwest Territories from Abroad

Moving to Northwest Territories from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in Northwest Territories follow: Information for Trade qualifiers If… Read more »

Moving to Yukon from Abroad

Moving to Yukon from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in Yukon follow: Information for Trade qualifiers What documents should… Read more »

Moving to Quebec from Abroad

Moving to Quebec from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may not directly challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Quebec.  All trade qualifiers will have to register with an apprenticeship program in Québec before… Read more »

Moving to Ontario from Abroad

Moving to Ontario from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada. The Ontario College of Trades is responsible for trade qualification processes and standards.  They may refer to trade… Read more »

Moving to New Brunswick from Abroad

Moving to New Brunswick from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in New Brunswick follow: Documentation Requirements for Trade Qualifiers… Read more »

Moving to Nova Scotia from Abroad

Moving to Nova Scotia from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has significant trades experience (in Canada or abroad).  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in Nova Scotia follow: Documentation Requirements for Trade Qualifiers A Grade 12 or… Read more »

Moving to Manitoba from Abroad

Moving to Manitoba from Abroad A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country.  Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada.  Instructions about how to do this in Manitoba follow: What documents should I bring with me?… Read more »

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