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Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility

Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility

 

Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Protocol and Agreement

On July 16, 2015, Canada’s Premiers signed the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Protocol, establishing a framework to facilitate apprentice 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, which details jurisdictional commitments to facilitate apprentices being able to work temporarily or move permanently between provinces and territories and receive recognition for hours worked and other training completed.

The documents together create the foundation that enables apprentices to pursue training anywhere in Canada.

 

Temporary and Permanent Apprentice Mobility

The Premiers’ Protocol and the Ministers’ Agreement apply to apprentices that wish to:

  • Work temporarily, where they may also be able to take off-the-job or technical training and write exams; and
  • Move permanently, where they will receive recognition for their training and exams successfully completed in the same or equivalent trade without having to repeat their training. This recognition also applies to pre-apprentices.

For apprentices, employers and others wishing to know more, refer to the Apprentice Mobility Questions and Answers, the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Guidelines or for information on specific requirements for each province or territory, refer to the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Transfer Guide.

 

Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Guidelines

The Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Guidelines apply to apprenticeship training programs in all Canadian provinces and territories. The Guidelines document agreements reached by jurisdictions to facilitate apprentice mobility in policy development and promote mutual recognition of apprenticeship training.

 

Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Transfer Guide  

The Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Transfer Guide provides information to support staff, apprentices and employers when an apprentice wishes to work temporarily outside their home jurisdiction or plans to move permanently to another jurisdiction.

The Transfer Guide includes tables and charts outlining each province’s or territory’s requirements. 

 

Questions and Answers 

For further information and responses to frequently asked questions, please refer to the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Question and Answers.

 

Additional Apprentice Mobility Support:

Provincial and territorial staff involved in apprenticeship are able to help apprentices with the processes and answer mobility questions. For temporary mobility, contact the jurisdiction that you are a registered apprentice in.  For permanent mobility, as a first step you may wish to contact the jurisdiction you are wishing to permanently transfer to.

Refer to the jurisdictional listing included in the appendices of the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Guidelines or the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Transfer Guide for contact information and website addresses.