Provincial and Territorial Initiative for Apprentice Mobility

On July 16, 2015, Canada’s Premiers signed the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Protocol (PDF), establishing a framework to facilitate apprentices’ mobility to pursue jobs anywhere in Canada without interruption to their continuum of training. Ministers responsible for apprenticeship also signed a Provincial-Territorial Mobility Agreement (PDF) which details jurisdictional commitments to facilitate an apprentice’s ability to work temporarily or move permanently between provinces and territories and receive recognition for hours worked and other training completed. To read the complete press release, visit our meetings and news page.

For more information, refer to the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobilty Guidelines (PDF), or for detailed Mobility processes for each province or territory, refer to the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Transfer Guide (PDF).

Toolkit of Promising Practices

Provincial and territorial education and labour market ministers advanced their common agenda with the release of a toolkit designed to promote better alignment between skills and education systems and the needs of the labour market. Titled a “Toolkit of Promising Practices,” the document represents the fulfillment of a provincial and territorial ministerial commitment made at the Skills for the Future symposium held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in July 2014.

The Toolkit organizes initiatives into four broad themes:

  • Upgrading the Skills of Canadians
  • Aligning Secondary Education Programming to Labour Market Demand
  • Aligning Postsecondary Education Programming to Labour Market Demand
  • Supporting the Labour Market Attachment of Target Populations

The toolkit (PDF).