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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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NEW – ROTI Study

November 24, 2021

British Columbians and employers will learn the economic value of apprenticeships, thanks to a study funded by the B.C. Government and the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum.

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National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades

November 8, 2021

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) will launch a new program to empower skilled trades advocates at the next Supporting Women in Trades Conference taking place June 2-3, 2022, in St. John’s NL.

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CAF FCA Releases 2021 Apprentice Demand Reports

A 2021 report draws together apprenticeship trends data and projections from the Canadian System for Tracking Apprenticeship Qualifications (CANTRAQ) to provide a forward-looking assessment of demand and supply for trade certification across the top 15 Red Seal trades in Canada.

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Current Initiatives

Find out about the work CAF-FCA is undertaking on behalf of the Canadian apprenticeship community.  Current project topics include Best Practice Models for Industry Engagement,  Improving Pass Rates and Learning Outcomes for Apprentices with Disabilities: A Pilot with International Union of Operating Engineers and Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways Program in partnership with Colleges and Institutes Canada…. 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.


National Apprenticeship Conference

May 29, 2022   •  1:00pm
May 31, 2022   •  4:00pmHalifax, NS

CAF-FCA’s biennial National Apprenticeship Conference brings Canada’s apprenticeship community together to highlight promising practices and innovative solutions in apprenticeship training.

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Supporting Women in Trades Conference

June 2, 2022
June 3, 2022St. John's, NL

Over two days, CAF-FCA will highlight current initiatives for women in the trades and facilitate sharing of promising practices among change-makers from across Canada’s skilled trades communities.

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