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News & Events

Stay connected to the latest news in the apprenticeship community and find out when CAF-FCA is holding an event in your area.

CAF-FCA publishes two electronic newsletters per month. Apprenticeship Intelligence, a member-only publication, keeps our members informed about CAF-FCA’s projects, research and activities. Apprenticeship News is available to the apprenticeship community at large — reaching more 6,000 stakeholders with updates from across Canada and around the world.

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Apprentices in Canada ePanel

As an apprentice, you work in a rapidly changing, technology-intensive environment. You face the competing pressures of employment and technical training, and the need to excel in both to complete your apprenticeship. You might not realize there’s a community of stakeholders behind you. Made up of employers, unions, educators, regulators and many others, the apprenticeship… Read more »

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Canada Apprentice Loan

On February 21, CAF-FCA hosted a webinar sharing details of the Canada Apprentice Loan and how the program is being used across the country. Opportunities to ensure apprentices are aware of this financial benefit and other supports available were discussed.

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Darryl Cruickshank Red Seal Industry Award

This award will be presented to an individual from industry in Canada who has demonstrated inspirational leadership in the promotion and development of apprenticeship training for aspiring skilled tradespersons.  The recipient will be announced at a ceremony at the upcoming 2018 National Apprenticeship Conference.

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Ontario Releases Apprenticeship Strategy

To help address demand for skilled workers, the Government of Ontario has designed a strategy to attract more workers into skilled trades by offering more support for apprentices and employers.

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CAF-FCA hosts in-person and virtual events designed to give the apprenticeship community opportunities to share best practices and collaborate to address common challenges. Regional roundtables occur across the country, bringing local stakeholders together to discuss various topics, learn from apprenticeship research and discover new resources. Interactive online events provide one-hour sessions to showcase promising initiatives and programs from every corner of Canada. Every two years, CAF-FCA organizes a national conference, bringing together more than 500 apprenticeship stakeholders to share ideas and discuss ways to enhance Canada’s apprenticeship systems.


Webinar – Costs & Benefits of Block-Release Training

March 21, 2018   •  1:00pm ESTONLINE

In a recent survey of the Apprentices in Canada ePanel, 548 apprentices reflected on the costs and benefits of block-release technical training. At this webinar, we’ll share key findings about the learning environment and the costs apprentices incur to attend training.

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Webinar – An Innovative Approach to Youth Engagement in the Trades

April 17, 2018   •  1:00pm ESTONLINE

The Industry Training Authority in BC gives youth exposure to skilled trades careers starting in elementary school.  Discover, Explore, Train and Work represent the four levels offered through the K-12 system across the province.  This webinar will share how students progress through the program and provide insights into youth career outcomes that result.

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2018 National Apprenticeship Conference

June 10, 2018
June 12, 2018Montréal, QC

This popular biennial event attracts more than 500 apprenticeship stakeholders to sessions that highlight promising practices and innovative solutions related to apprenticeship training. Delegates attend to: • Gather insights into innovative projects, initiatives and partnerships that stand to increase participation in apprenticeship training, particularly among under-represented groups • Engage in collaborative solutions to address common… Read more »

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