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.
CAF-FCA has been awarded project funding through the Government of Canada’s Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP). In partnership with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Improving Pass Rates and Learning Outcomes for IUOE Apprentices, will pilot use of an online tool with 2,000 apprentices in the heavy equipment operator and mobile crane operator trades.
Commercial kitchens are becoming more automated, connected, and diverse workplaces. This briefing looks at the skill sets that food services tradespeople—in particular, the Red Seal trades of cook and baker—need to adapt, as well as how employers can find the skilled talent they need. The Future Skills Centre and Conference Board of Canada partnered on… Read more »
The Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program is a continuing education program for Atlantic journeypersons to advance their business and leadership skills and to gain regional career mobility. The seal can prepare you to take over a managerial role at your company or to start your own business. If you are already a business owner, the… Read more »
The 2020 report, Apprentice Demand in Red Seal Trades, 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 10 Red Seal trades in Canada. Do you know what trades are projected to be… Read more »
In partnership with the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) and Employment and Social Development Canada, CAF-FCA undertook a study to gauge the views of immigrant parents on skilled trades careers. Findings show that although the majority of immigrant parents said they would recommend careers in the skilled trades to their children, university was… Read more »
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 »
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has published a first of its kind, National Strategy for Supporting Women in Trades. In 2019, CAF-FCA led a task force of more than 60 skilled trades stakeholders to guide and inform a strategy to create measurable change for women’s representation in skilled trades careers in Canada. The industry driven… Read more »
Find out about the work CAF-FCA is undertaking on behalf of the Canadian apprenticeship community. Current project topics include the Apprentice Demand Labour Market Information, Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways Program and the National Strategy for Supporting Women in Trades.
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.
The conference will highlight initiatives, programs and strategies that help attract and retain top talent. This requires an understanding of how to breakdown the stigma associated with skilled trades careers and engage youth, underrepresented groups, parents and educators to actively promote apprenticeship as a first-choice career path.
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