Certificates granted to registered apprentices and trade qualifiers, by major trade group
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|Total major trade groups||55,431||56,910||65,136||59,412||56,631|
|Early childhood educators and assistants||399||435||363||435||465|
|Electronics and instrumentation2||1,062||789||876||1,068||936|
|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|
|Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists||345||492||504||492||459|
|Metal workers (other)||1,218||1,341||3,024||1,590||1,716|
|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|
|Other major trade groups1||5,418||6,804||8,064||6,075||6,804|
Totals may not add up because of rounding.
The major trade groups referenced in this table are a special grouping created from the National Occupation Classification (NOC).
The data in this table represents total number of records and not individuals.
The data presented in this table was coded according to the new 2011 National Occupation Classification System.
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. Changes have occurred in all provinces and territories since 1991 that affect historical comparisons. For the 2013 reporting period in particular, these changes had an impact on all data collected by the survey, including the number of registrations, participation in Red Seal and non-Red Seal apprenticeship programs, and certificates awarded. Interpretation of the data should be made within the context of these administrative and operational changes. For further information on federal, provincial and territorial changes see the Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS) Guide.
1. The trade group "other" consists of miscellaneous trades and occupations not classified elsewhere. One must also be aware that many of the apprenticeship trades and occupations that have been introduced since the 1990s, have been added to this group. Some of the these new trades and occupations include pork production technician and those related to motion picture and theatre, such as assistant cameraperson, grip and set dresser.
2. The Electronics Technician (Consumer Products) trade was de-designated as a Red Seal trade in 2011.
3. The Gasfitter - Class A and Gasfitter - Class B trades were designated as Red Seal trades in 2012.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 477-0055.
Last modified: 2017-06-27.
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