Apprenticeship program registrations, trades certifications fall in 2019, led by AB declines

December 17, 2020
Statistics Canada has examined registrations in apprenticeship programs and certifications in the trades in 2019 and found that these both fell from 2018. The decline was led by significant losses in Alberta, where the number of registrations in apprenticeship programs fell by 2,832 to 11,607 – the province’s lowest level in a decade – and certifications fell by 1,266 to a low of 7,665 in 2019. This loss offset the gains seen in Ontario and Quebec. StatCan also reports that the percentage of women choosing men-dominated trades has more than doubled over the past decade. StatCan (National)