Labour Market Training, Apprenticeship and Certification Act

An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Pat Martin  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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The purpose of this enactment is to establish a process for co-operation between all stakeholders in order to establish standards for apprenticeship, institutional training and certification for prescribed trades and secure the recognition of those standards across Canada. The standards will recognize the labour market and the need for a school-to-work transition.

The Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development is given the power to establish a national apprenticeship and training advisory committee (NATAC) for each prescribed trade, with representatives from the provinces and from labour, industry and instructional stakeholders. Every NATAC will advise the Minister with respect to the trade it represents.

An annual report on the functions of the NATACs will be laid before each House of Parliament and will be referred to a standing committee.

Elsewhere

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Labour Market Training, Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Routine Proceedings

February 9th, 2012 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-392, An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification.

Mr. Speaker, once again, I thank my nominator for his support of this bill.

As a certified journeyman carpenter as my post-secondary education, I feel strongly that the apprenticeship system could be enhanced and would benefit from the introduction of such a bill that would provide national standards for each apprenticable trade. The bill also would encourage more trades to become certified apprenticable trades. We believe it would increase the labour mobility of working people in the skilled trades and would address some of the serious skills shortages we have going forward in the coming years.

We are hoping the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development would adopt such a bill in recognition of the need and demand for more skilled trades and certified apprenticeships in this country.

I ask for and seek the support of my colleagues on this important initiative.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)