ANNOUNCING THE EMPLOYER SUPPORT MECHANISMS
OTTAWA, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien
sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is committed to ensuring employers have
the supports they require so they can successfully hire and retain
apprentices. As part of its broader Employer Engagement Strategy,
CAF-FCA conducted a project on employer support mechanisms to identify
"what's out there" and what more could be done to support employers. A
report and on-line catalogue were produced.
In consultation with the provinces and territories, CAF-FCA created a
catalogue with links to all the relevant incentives and programs that
currently exist across Canada. Federal and provincial/territorial tax
credits available for employers who hire apprentices are included.
Check out the federal/provincial/territorial areas to discover the many
exciting and beneficial programs, incentives and tools available right
across the country!
The Apprenticeship Board in Nova Scotia holds employer breakfast forums
to promote the value of apprenticeship training with employer champions
invited to speak about their experiences.
Creating How-To-Train Materials and Promoting Mentoring among Journeypersons:
In Alberta, the Employer Visits Program educates industry on the
importance of mentorship with staff visiting more than 12,000 employers
in a typical year.
Saskatchewan partnered with the Construction Sector Council to upgrade
the mentoring skills of journeypersons and to create a pan-Canadian
mentoring training tool for use by the entire construction industry.
Keeping and Expanding Tax Credits and Wage Subsidies:
Find out what the Federal and Provincial/Territorial governments have to
offer you. You may be surprised to discover the governments of New
Brunswick, NWT, Nunavut, Yukon and Newfoundland and Labrador also offer
a wage subsidy for employers.
Background Training for Pre-Apprentices and Essential Skills Assistance:
The Northern Essential Skills Training Initiative in Manitoba and the
Screening for Success program in New Brunswick are two examples of this
kind of support.
Prince Edward Island provides relevant training at a time convenient to
employers and, in the Yukon, staff tries to streamline the process so
employers are not overwhelmed by too much paperwork.
This is the latest information added to the CAF-FCA Employers Toolkit. For more information about all the great benefits of apprenticeship
training and how it can help you, visit www.caf-fca.org/en/employers/
CAF-FCA, is an inclusive national body that brings together all of the
stakeholders in Canada's apprenticeship community. Visit www.caf-fca.org for more information.
CAF-FCA and this project are funded by the Government of Canada's Sector
SOURCE Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
For further information:
Margo Royce, Communications/Project Manager
613-235-4004 ext. 207