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National Targets 2020-2030

CAF-FCA has committed to setting and measuring targets as a part of its National Strategy to Support Women in the Trades.

From 2020 to 2030, the aim is to increase women’s participation in apprenticeships where their current participation level is 8% or lower.   Change will occur incrementally with the overall goal of 15% per cent by 2030.

Targets 2020 to 2030

These targets apply to apprenticeships in the construction, manufacturing and transportation sectors across Canada.

The targets are national, but provincial numbers will vary based on regional economic conditions and the number of infrastructure projects. 

Percentages represent the proportion of women who work on-the-job.  Having a proportion ensures there is more than one woman working on a project. 

Targets include apprentices and journeywomen.  Including both groups ensures that inexperienced entry level apprentices are not hired for a few weeks and then laid off.  The point is to provide ongoing employment opportunities for women.  

Sector studies were not used because the figures in those studies were not created using a consistent methodology.

SWiT Strategy Overview

SWiT Strategy Overview

CAF-FCA is a national, non-profit organization leading a national effort to Support Women in the Trades.

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Tracking Success

Tracking Success

CAF-FCA will track results from 2020 to 2030 by analyzing Statistics Canada labour force and Registered Apprenticeship Information System data each year.

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You Can Impact Change

You Can Impact Change

An industry-led National Task Force to Support Women in the Trades set the goal of increasing the number of women participating in trades.

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