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Pathways indicators for registered apprentices in Canada, 2020

Released: 2022-09-27

Today, Statistics Canada is releasing a research paper entitled "Educational pathways for those who discontinue their apprenticeship programs." This paper looks at those apprentices who registered between 2008 and 2010 and discontinued their programs within six years of registration. Their future interactions with the Canadian postsecondary education system, up to 2020, are then profiled.

New data are also available for the pathway indicators for registered apprentices in Canada. These indicators include information on registered apprentices' certification, continuation and discontinuation rates. Data are available for selected trades and cohorts of newly registered apprentices, by sex, for Canada, all provinces, the Atlantic region and the grouped territories.

The longitudinal data used in this release are derived from a dataset that integrates information from the Registered Apprenticeship Information System and the Postsecondary Student Information System.


The research paper "Educational pathways of individuals who discontinue their apprenticeship programs," part of the Education, learning and training: Research paper series (Catalogue number81-595-M), is now available.

The infographic "Educational pathways of apprentices who discontinued their training" is now available as part of the series Statistics Canada — Infographics (Catalogue number11-627-M).

The product "Canadian Apprenticeship Longitudinal Indicators" is now available as part of the series Statistics Canada — Data Visualization Products (Catalogue number71-607-X).

A new version of the following technical reference guide is now available: "Pathways indicators for registered apprentices in Canada, 2021." This guide is part of the Technical Reference Guides for the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (37200001).

New data on the certification, continuation and discontinuation rates of newly registered apprentices within their program duration, 1.5 times their program duration and 2 times their program duration (annual) are now available (37-10-0193-01).

New data on the number of apprenticeship program registrations and proportion by sex and age groups are now available (37-10-0219-01). This table replaces 37-10-0023-01, 37-10-0118-01, and 37-10-0119-01.

New data on the number of certificates granted to registered apprentices and proportion by sex and age groups are now available (37-10-0220-01). This table replaces 37-10-0024-01 and 37-10-0128-01.

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