Factors associated with the completion of apprenticeship training in Canada


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Apprenticeship training is the key pathway for an individual to become a skilled tradesperson in Canada. This study uses data from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform from 2008 to 2016 to examine which factors affect the certification rates of registered apprentices in Canada. This study also examines the impact of employment conditions during on-the-job training (the paid portion of the training) on program completion. [Findings include]: (1) among apprentices who had registered in an apprenticeship training since 2008, few completed their program on time; at the end...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Participation; Employment; Outcomes

Keywords: Apprentice; Completion; Recognition of prior learning; Training duration; Working conditions; Training employment relationship; On the job training; Wage rate; Longitudinal data; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, 2020

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Journal date: November 2020

Pages: pp. 1-16

ISSN: 2291-0840

Catalogue no. 75-006-X

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 142.1082

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