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In the News

Stats Canada releases some employment recovery good news regarding Apprenticeable occupations.

According to a recent report by Stats Canada examining employment between October 2008 and October 2009, “With respect to apprenticeable occupations, employment declined by 12.3% among workers who had not finished high school, compared with a 1.9% decrease for workers who had an apprenticeship or trades certificate.”  Between October 2009 and October 2010, employment grew slightly in Canada. The recovery was more beneficial for workers in apprenticeable occupations... employment growth in those occupations was 3.3%, compared with 2.0% for workers in other occupations.  (Stats Canada  - The Daily, February 24, 2011)

Training the next generation of tradespeople.

Article that outlines national shift in perspective, “A trades education ...can be a refreshing choice that’s anything but the slacker stream.” (Published, January 27, 2011 - The Globe and Mail)      

Year of the Entrepreneur

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) join with Government of Canada to announce Year of the Entrepreneur. (January 25, 2011 - CFIB News Release)

Industry supports Habitat for Humanity

Industry association HRAI (Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada) 2010-2011 fundraising campaign is in support  of Habitat for Humanity (October 2010 – HRAI News Release)