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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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Alberta’s Ageing Workforce

Thousands of baby boomers will retire from the Canadian workforce this decade and Alberta’s oil and gas industry will be impacted greatly. Skilled tradespeople will be in high demand as industry grapples with how to fill the gap.

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New Trades Facility in Campbell River

North Island College is building a $17 million facility to house its Heavy Duty Mechanical Foundation and Apprenticeship programs.

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Women Gaining Ground in Automotive Trades

Efforts to increase female participation in the skilled trades are yielding results for the Automotive Refinishing Technician program at Vancouver Community College.

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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 – The Impact of Digital Technologies, Automation and Technological Change

September 25, 2018   •  1:00pm EDTONLINE

At this live webinar we share the findings of the latest Apprentices in Canada ePanel report where CAF-FCA surveyed pre-apprentices, apprentices and early-career journeypersons about the use of digital technologies.

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AGM & Regional Roundtable

October 18, 2018   •  7:30am
October 18, 2018   •  12:30pmSheraton Ottawa Hotel

Join us in Ottawa on October 18 for our Annual General Meeting of members and a half-day roundtable on pre-apprenticeship in Canada.  

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FREE Webinar – Careers in Trades: A Guide to Apprenticeship

October 23, 2018   •  1:00pm EDTONLINE

In this introduction to apprenticeship, CAF-FCA de-bunks common myths, provides insight on how to undertake an apprenticeship, and highlights resources available to help you discover and create awareness about the skilled trades. 

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Supporting Women in Trades Conference

November 6, 2018
November 7, 2018Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax NS

Join CAF-FCA and other supporters to learn about some great initiatives underway across Canada to help address the challenges faced by women working in the skilled trades. This event is open to women in trades, employers, labour organizations, government, educators and other tireless advocates for diversity and inclusion.

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