Apprentices’ opinions are important and should be heard!

Apprentices’ opinions are important and should be heard. If you were an apprentice between 2011 and 2013 and are contacted by Statistics Canada to complete the National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS), please take 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 the information you provide is kept confidential, and used only for statistical/research purposes.

The NAS will gather information from a sample of persons who completed or discontinued their apprenticeship programs between 2011 and 2013.  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 NAS (2007) 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, and