What is the Apprentices in Canada panel?

The Apprentices in Canada panel was launched by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. This panel is a platform for apprentices and journeypersons to share their opinions on building a career in the skilled trades. Panelists are invited to participate in a survey a few times per year to provide feedback on issues such as career prospects and barriers to obtaining certification.

Joining the panel is free and you can opt out at any time. Each time you complete a survey, you will be entered into a draw to win prizes of up to $1,000. A summary of the results from each survey will be available through www.caf-fca.org.

What makes Apprentices in Canada unique?

Apprentices in Canada is the first nation-wide panel of engaged apprentices and journeypersons. Our panelists provide feedback on their work experiences, which will be used to understand what supports and resources apprentices and journeypersons need to be successful in their trade.

Panelists are recruited on an ongoing basis so that we are hearing from apprentices and journeypersons nation-wide. Panelists are also encouraged to let other people working in the skilled trades know about the panel (e.g., co-workers, family and friends). This helps ensure that the panel consists of people at different stages in their career and working in different trades.


The information you provide will be used by Malatest for research purposes only. You can trust us to keep your personal details safe. We won’t share your information with any external parties. If you are uncomfortable with the questions being asked in one of our surveys, you can choose to stop participating in that survey. Please see our Privacy Policy (available at www.malatest.com/Privacy.htm), which explains how we process your personal data under the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as well as other privacy legislation applicable to your provincial jurisdiction.

About the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is a national, not-for-profit organization working with stakeholders in all regions of Canada. We influence pan-Canadian apprenticeship strategies through research, discussion and collaboration – sharing insights across trades, across sectors and across the country – to promote apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education. Our Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of business, labour, the jurisdictional apprenticeship authorities, education and equity-seeking groups. Through our work, the Forum has shed light on a number of key issues affecting apprenticeship, such as the perceived barriers to accessing and completing apprenticeship and the business case for apprenticeship training. For more information, visit the Forum's website at www.caf-fca.org.

About R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd.

Founded in 1985, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. is one of Canada's largest independently owned and operated research and evaluation firms. R.A Malatest & Associates Ltd. has a staff of approximately 65 professional researchers in offices in Victoria, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax. We have completed hundreds of research and evaluation projects for clients across Canada. The firm is a Gold Seal member with the Marketing Research Intelligence Association (MRIA) and a proud supporter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES). For more information, please visit www.malatest.com.