Table 2 
New registrations in registered apprenticeship programs by major trade groups and by sex, 2016 

New registrations in registered apprenticeship programs by major trade groups and by sex, 2016
  Both sexes Male Female Males as a share of new registrations Females as a share of new registrations Male new registrations – distribution by trade group Female new registrations – distribution by trade group
  numbernumbernumber %%%%
New registrations  71,994 61,782 10,212 85.8 14.2 100.0 100.0
Automotive service 7,665 7,236 429 94.4 5.6 11.7 4.2
Carpenters 7,110 6,774 336 95.3 4.7 11.0 3.3
Early childhood educators and assistants 822 45 774 5.5 94.2 0.1 7.6
Community and social service workers 501 51 450 10.2 89.8 0.1 4.4
Electricians 10,839 10,308 531 95.1 4.9 16.7 5.2
Electronics and instrumentation 1,299 1,209 90 93.1 6.9 2.0 0.9
Exterior finishing 2,166 2,130 39 98.3 1.8 3.4 0.4
Food service 5,070 2,955 2,115 58.3 41.7 4.8 20.7
Hairstylists and estheticians 3,459 384 3,075 11.1 88.9 0.6 30.1
Heavy duty equipment mechanics 2,010 1,950 60 97.0 3.0 3.2 0.6
Heavy equipment and crane operators 2,196 2,121 75 96.6 3.4 3.4 0.7
Interior finishing 3,300 2,925 378 88.6 11.5 4.7 3.7
Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists 996 720 276 72.3 27.7 1.2 2.7
Machinists 1,380 1,314 66 95.2 4.8 2.1 0.6
Metal workers (other) 2,484 2,334 150 94.0 6.0 3.8 1.5
Millwrights 1,956 1,902 57 97.2 2.9 3.1 0.6
Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers 114 114   100.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters 7,299 7,065 234 96.8 3.2 11.4 2.3
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics 1,734 1,716 18 99.0 1.0 2.8 0.2
Sheet metal workers 1,446 1,389 57 96.1 3.9 2.2 0.6
User support technicians 51 21 27 41.2 52.9 0.0 0.3
Welders 2,730 2,514 216 92.1 7.9 4.1 2.1
Stationary engineers and power plant operators 483 471 12 97.5 2.5 0.8 0.1
Construction workers (other) 639 588 51 92.0 8.0 1.0 0.5
Other 4,245 3,540 708 83.4 16.7 5.7 6.9
Note(s):
  • Provinces and territories, which provide the data for this release, make operational and administrative changes related to the training and certification of the trades within their jurisdictions. Since the first iteration of this statistical product, changes have occurred in all provinces and territories that affect historical comparisons. For further information on operational and administrative changes that have occurred over the years see the Registered Apprenticeship Information System.
  • Sums do not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
CANSIM table 477-0053.
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