Check out this report.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum released a study in May, 2019 called Apprentice demand in the top 10 Red Seal trades: A 2019 National Labour Information Report.
The report lists top 10 Red Seal Programs in demand across Canada (excluding Quebec and the Territories)
- Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician
- Automotive Service Technician
- Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
- Construction Electrician
Most trades offer great opportunities as the population ages and the economy stays strong. The reports says keeping pace with the demand for skills and workforce certification will require 167,739 new apprentices over the next five years.
What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a unique post-secondary training opportunity to earn while you learn. It is a combination of 20 percent in-school training and 80 percent on-the-job work experience under the supervision of a journeyperson.
It is a partnership between industry, educational institutions, and government. PEI has 58 designated trades.
For more information about the Apprenticeship program, call 902-888-8034. Visit www.princeedwardisland.ca and search Apprenticeship.
Now is the time to enter a trade
The report found that between 2014 and 2017, new registrations for apprenticeship fell in every Red Seal trade. However, new people registering for apprenticeship programs in one of the top 10 trades increased by 10 percent on PEI and 17 percent in Nova Scotia, the only two provinces to see an increase.
The report results indicate over the next five years, an estimated 66,982 new journeypersons and 167,793 new apprentices will be needed in the top 10 Red Seal Trades across Canada.
Declining numbers of newly certified journeypersons poses potential risks for the availability of skilled tradespersons needed in the future, as Canada’s skilled workforce continues to age and retirement rates accelerate.
To check the report, visit www.caf-fca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-National-LMI-Report.pdf.
The report is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program.