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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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2017 Board Elections

November 1, 2017

The results of CAF-FCA’s 2017 Board election were affirmed by members at the Annual General Meeting on October 26th in Ottawa, Ontario. Seats in the Education, Employer, Jurisdiction and Labour constituencies were subject to election.  The CAF-FCA Board is a dedicated group of volunteer Directors drawn from all corners of Canada’s apprenticeship community. Many thanks… Read more »

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Canadian Apprenticeship Journal

October 19, 2017

To support the Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training (FIATT) initiative funded by the federal government, the CAF-FCA opened up a dialogue with apprenticeship stakeholders about the challenges that apprentices and their employers face when it comes to technical training.  A new issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal contains articles submitted from across the… Read more »

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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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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 – Apprenticeship Trends: Insights from RAIS

January 24, 2018   •  1:00pm ESTOnline

Join us to hear about current trends and future opportunities in apprenticeship training, drawn from an in-depth analysis of the Registered Apprenticeship Information System. This presentation will provide an overview of registration and certification information, apprentice demographics, employment challenges and attitudes toward technical training, among other topics. Trade-specific data will be shared.

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Webinar – The Canada Apprentice Loan

February 21, 2018   •  1:00pm ESTONLINE

The Canada Apprentice Loan provides up to $4,000 per period of technical training to apprentices attending block release technical training in Red Seal trades.  As the second full year of program implementation comes to an end, learn about how the loan program is being used across the country and discuss opportunities to ensure apprentices are… Read more »

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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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