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Registered trades data available


October 1, 2016
By Ground Water Canada

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Ottawa – Statistics Canada’s recently released survey date for registered trades from 2014 says that apprenticeship programs in Canada had more than 451,100 registrations.

349,700 of these registrations were for programs already started in previous years. New registrations accounted for 93,500, while reinstatements totalled 8,000.

More than three-quarters of all registrations are for Red Seal-designated trades

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More than three-quarters (77.2%) of all registrations in Canada in 2014 were in apprenticeship programs for which the associated trade has a Red Seal designation at the national level. Of these, 59.4% were apprentices already registered in a trade with the Red Seal designation, 16.2% were new registrations and 1.6% were reinstatements.

The 10 Red Seal trades with the highest number of registrations accounted for just over half (50.9%) of all registrations in 2014. Among the Red Seal trades, construction electricians, carpenters and automotive service technicians accounted for more than one-quarter (27.6%) of total registrations.

For full survey tables and details, visit the Statistics Canada website.