Provinces sign apprenticeship mobility agreements

September 2, 2014

4 provinces have signed 2 separate agreements that will enhance labour mobility for apprentices. Alberta and Nova Scotia announced that their agreement will improve the recognition of in-province training, and enable recognition of apprenticeship work experience hours, making it easier for apprentices to achieve certification. Apprentices taking pre-apprenticeship training at Nova Scotia Community College will have their training recognized in AB, saving them from repeating courses and exams. An agreement signed between British Columbia and New Brunswick, meanwhile, will accelerate the certification of NB apprentices in their trades via employment with BC employers; in turn, the agreement will help BC meet demand for skilled labourers beyond the supply of its existing workforce. It is also hoped that the agreements will contribute to the development of a national apprenticeship mobility strategy. AB News Release | NB News Release