Current Initiatives

Apprentice Demand Labour Market Information


CAF-FCA received funding from Employment and Social Development Canada to produce apprenticeship-focused LMI from 2018 to 2021. As a part of the CAF-FCA consultations, employers are providing insights about their hiring expectations and identifying the trades where they require more apprentices. To date, CAF-FCA has met with employers and apprenticeship stakeholders in Yellowknife, NWT, Calgary and Edmonton Alberta, Vancouver, British Columbia and Hamilton, Ontario.  Any employer insights and practical advice is being captured and communicated to youth and under-represented groups through a series of videos.  The first is now available at

Annual reports and fact sheets summarizing national data analysis, including apprentice registration and completion rates, will be published on the CAF-FCA website.  A national employer survey was completed as a part of the project to determine the employer participation rate in apprenticeship and employer hiring preferences.  A report will be published on the CAF-FCA website in the coming months.

Evaluating Success in Pre-Apprenticeship


Over the next two years, ESDC has funded CAF-FCA to host national (1) and regional consultation sessions (8) about pre-apprenticeship.  CAF-FCA recognizes that, depending on your perspective, definitions of success in pre-apprenticeship can vary greatly across jurisdictions, trades and under-represented groups.  To capture diverse viewpoints, CAF-FCA will seek input from employers, labour representatives, provincial/territorial apprenticeship administrators, educators and equity-seeking groups.   Five hundred stakeholders will be consulted and a Matrix of Success Factors and a Results Measurement Framework will be created.

Nine consultation sessions were held in Thunder Bay, Toronto and Kitchener ON, Winnipeg, MB, St. John’s, NL, Whitehorse, YT, Regina, SK, Moncton, NB and Ottawa, ON

Expected project results are:

  • An increased understanding of current pre-apprenticeship performance measurement practices and approaches
  • Areas of consensus identified about optimal and desirable pre-apprenticeship program outcomes
  • A Results Measurement Framework with short, medium and long-term outcomes
  • An increased understanding of whether the framework can be measured and reported on by stakeholders

If you are interested in sharing your feedback on outcomes of technical training, essential skills training, and social skills development that are offered by pre-apprenticeship programs throughout the country, we have an online forum where you can do so.

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