Each province and territory sets its own standards for certifying skilled construction workers. This means that certification in one place may not allow you to work in others. The Red Seal Program uses national standards and lets you write an Interprovincial Standards Examination to obtain a Red Seal. The Red Seal allows you to practice your trade anywhere in Canada. More than 80% of skilled construction workers are employed in Red Seal trades. The federal government is working to expand the use of Interprovincial Standards and to streamline the development of new Red Seal programs.
Earning Red Seal certification involves the following: a) graduating from a recognized provincial or territorial apprenticeship program, or b) earning a journeyperson certificate from your province or territory, and passing the Interprovincial Standards Examination for your trade.
Mechanical Red Seal certified trades - Click on any of the following construction careers for more information: