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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.

Latest News

Apprenticeship Service Funding Announcement at National Apprenticeship Conference in Halifax

May 30, 2022

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, traveled to the CAF-FCA’s National Apprenticeship Conference in Halifax to announce a $247 million investment in employer supports across the country. CAF-FCA is the recipient of $45 million of that funding to administer grants to employers who hire new first-year apprentices in 39 Red… Read more »

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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.


Member Webinar: Canadian Apprenticeship Service

September 14, 2022   •  11:00amOnline

Learn about the Canadian Apprenticeship Service (CAS) and how to access funding to support the hiring and retention of new, Level One apprentices in 39 Red Seal trades.  Be among the first to find out who is eligible and how to apply for grants for employers of $5,000 or $10,000 to offset the costs of… Read more »

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2022 Annual General Meeting

September 21, 2022   •  4:00pmOnline

CAF-FCA members are invited to attend a virtual 2022 Annual General Meeting of Members. Learn results of the 2022 Board elections and meet the new Directors.  Attendance is complimentary.

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