Certificates granted to registered apprentices and trade qualifiers, by major trade group

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Certificates granted to registered apprentices and trade qualifiers, by major trade group
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  number
Total major trade groups 55,431 56,910 65,136 59,412 56,631
Automotive service 5,541 5,520 4,608 4,806 4,965
Carpenters 4,848 4,527 6,348 4,710 4,230
Early childhood educators and assistants 399 435 363 435 465
Electricians 8,001 7,941 9,594 8,859 8,874
Electronics and instrumentation2 1,062 789 876 1,068 936
Exterior finishing 1,233 1,248 1,602 1,299 1,218
Food service 2,523 2,604 2,475 2,739 2,583
Hairstylists and estheticians 3,246 3,099 2,523 3,378 3,366
Heavy duty equipment mechanics 1,866 1,770 1,635 1,680 1,875
Heavy equipment and crane operators 2,859 2,754 3,177 2,631 2,595
Interior finishing 1,659 1,581 2,175 1,614 1,503
Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists 345 492 504 492 459
Machinists 996 882 858 1,047 774
Metal workers (other) 1,218 1,341 3,024 1,590 1,716
Millwrights 2,025 1,941 1,662 1,821 1,917
Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers 207 297 252 339 279
Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters3 4,905 4,956 6,585 5,166 4,860
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics 1,062 930 1,176 1,032 1,038
Sheet metal workers 1,239 927 1,125 1,050 882
User support technicians 522 1,821 2,151 2,478 834
Welders 3,117 3,162 3,333 3,948 3,297
Other major trade groups1 5,418 6,804 8,064 6,075 6,804

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