Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS)

Trades certificates and diplomas of person, category

Trades certificates and diplomas refers to certificates or diplomas in the trades obtained by a person from accredited educational institutions or provincial, territorial or federal authorities. It includes certificates, diplomas or equivalents awarded to persons following successful completion of a course of study or training program in entry-level vocations, or in career and technical trades occupations. This includes persons who obtained qualifications from secondary level vocational training programs in the province of Quebec - such as the Diplôme d'études professionnelles/Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP/DVS). It also includes persons who have successfully completed a formalized apprenticeship program, consisting of on-the-job training which may be accompanied by course work or 'in-class' technical training, and have received a Certificate or Diploma of Apprenticeship and/or a Certificate of Qualification or Journeyperson's designation in their trade. It also includes persons who have not completed an apprenticeship program but who amassed sufficient work experience in a trade and have successfully passed the certification exam to obtain a Certificate of Qualification from the provincial, territorial or federal authority.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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