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Apprenticeship training program registrations hit record level

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July 3, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Bring on the apprenticeship training.

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, Canada experienced its highest level of apprenticeship training registration in 2010.

In 2010, there were 430,452 registrations for apprenticeship training nationwide, up 5.2 per cent (409,041 registrations) from 2009; following a 4.7-per cent increase from 2008 (390,705 registrations).

New registrations for training programs also experienced a significant boost in 2010, up 9.1 per cent for a total of 92,568 registrations, rebounding from a 13.9-per cent decrease (84,885) in 2009. However, total new registrations are still below the 2008 level of 98,553.

A total of 51,864 certificates were granted to apprentices and trade qualifiers/challengers, up 6.9 per cent from 2009 (48,501 certificates). The boost follows a 1.6-per cent increase in 2008 (47,739 certificates).

Apprentices that completed their training accounted for 36,018 of the certificates, up 16.6 per cent from 2009, which followed a 6.1-per cent increase in 2008. A total of 18,816 apprentices, or 52 per cent, obtained Red Seal certificates.

Certificates for trade qualifiers/challengers were down 10.0 per cent in 2010 to 15,846; with 39 per cent of off them Red Seal certificates.

To read the full report, click here.

Source: Statistics Canada.

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