Apprenticeship training programs across Canada received 104,280 new registrations and reinstatements in 2012, up 6.8% from 2011. This marked the highest number of new registrations and reinstatements individuals who were reinstated in 2012 after a year or more of absence since the beginning of the economic downturn in 2008.
Total registrations in apprenticeship training programs across Canada increased 4.3% from 2011 to 444,672 in 2012.
New registrations in Red Seal trades were up 6.8%, but the number remained below 2008 levels. New registrations in non-Red Seal trades were up 11.5% from 2011.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Daily — Registered apprenticeship training programs, 2012.
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Total registrations in apprenticeship training programs across Canada declined 1.0% from the previous year to 426,283 in 2011. This was the first decline since 2008. Training programs received 97,605 new registrations in 2011, up 5.4% from 2010 but down from the 9.1% advance posted a year earlier. (This includes those individuals who were reinstated in 2011 after a year or more of absence.) Although new registrations have been increasing … Continue reading
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Canada / Gender Gap in Apprenticeship: earnings similar to college education for men but lower for women
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