The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program (also known as the Red Seal program) seeks to increase the mobility of skilled workers in Canada’s provinces and territories. Red Seal endorsementWorkers who hold an occupational qualification certificate for their trade may write an examination for interprovincial certification, also called the Red Seal endorsement. Candidates who pass the examination receive a new certificate with the Red Seal endorsement. They may then practise their trade in another Canadian province or territory where Red Seal designated trades are recognized. Workers do not have to write an examination in another Canadian province or territory, but must meet certain provincial or territorial requirements. Red Seal designated tradesIn Québec, the program covers the following trades: Construction industry trades
Trades in sectors other than the construction industry (also known as non-construction trades)
Voluntary qualification trades in the manufacturing and services sectors (workplace apprenticeship program)
Regulated tradeA regulated trade involves tasks that may present threats to the safety of the public and the workers. An occupational qualification certificate is proof that its holder is able to carry out the duties, apply the techniques, and abide by the safety standards of the regulated trade.
Clientele Workers at least 16 years of age. RequirementsFor regulated qualification trades (see Definitions), workers must meet one of the following requirements:
In the construction industry, workers must meet one of the following requirements:
For voluntary qualification trades (workplace apprenticeship program):
Additional requirements may apply. Consult the Information Guide – Enrolment Application – Qualification Program.
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