Questions being asked of apprentices attending technical training

Apprentices who are currently attending technical training must answer three questions related to receiving or having received Employment Insurance (EI) when they log into their MyTradesecrets (MTS) account. Based on their response, they may be asked a few additional questions to gather demographic and personal information before they can continue to their MTS account.

These questions are being asked as part of the new Labour Market Transfer Agreement between the Government of Alberta and the federal government. Federal funding is based, in part, on the number of apprentices who have received or are receiving EI. Therefore, the new agreement requires Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) to collect additional information about Albertans who are receiving EI assistance in order to confirm the effectiveness of AIT’s apprenticeship programs.

Failure to collect this additional information could impact how much federal funding AIT receives in the future.

This information is being collected by Advanced Education under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) Act for the purposes of apprenticeship programming research, evaluation, and program improvement. Your personal information will be managed in accordance with FOIP and may be shared with the federal government.