National Apprenticeship Survey

The National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS) will be conducted by Statistics Canada from September 2015 to February 2016.

Apprentices’ voices are important and should be heard! If you were an apprentice between 2011 and 2013 and are contacted by Statistics Canada to complete the NAS, please take the time to respond.

Participating is easy and secure! You can do your telephone interview at a time that is convenient for you: day, evening or weekend. The survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which ensures that the information you provide will be kept confidential, and used only for statistical and research purposes.

KEY INFORMATION ON THE NAS

• The NAS will gather information from a sample of persons who completed or discontinued their apprenticeship program between 2011 and 2013. By raising awareness about the importance of the survey, Statistics Canada aims to achieve a response rate that will yield information from 23,500 persons.

• The NAS will collect information on apprentices’ motivations, experiences, and the barriers they faced during their apprenticeship program. This information will help governments, training providers, and employers better understand the challenges apprentices face, and help improve supports for apprentices.

• The previous (2007) NAS provided crucial information that informed the development of initiatives such as the Canada Apprentice Loan, the Flexibility and Innovation in Technical Training initiative and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant.

For more information on the NAS, including a short video, please visit statcan.gc.ca/NAS, twitter.com/StatCan and facebook.com/StatisticsCanada.