COVID-19 Hits Canadian Apprenticeship Pool Hard: CAF Report
July 2021 Issue | Labour Market Trends
According to a recent report by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), apprenticeship registrations in Canada’s construction industry have declined significantly due to COVID-19, while many journeypersons are set to retire, which combined could lead to a shortage of some trades.
The report indicates the pandemic has taken its toll on the apprenticeship system, heightening the risk that there may not be enough certified journeypersons in some building trades four or five years from now.
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