Apprentices

Are you an apprentice? This page offers shortcuts to help you find the Red Seal web pages that are most relevant to you. It also contains links to helpful information on partner websites.

The Red Seal

The Red Seal represents excellence in the trades. It means that a certified tradesperson has met the national standard.

Red Seal Trades

Read an overview of your trade and find other key information to help you obtain your Red Seal endorsement.

Financial Support

There are grants available for apprentices who practice a Red Seal trade.

Red Seal Standards

Read the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for your trade. Find out what you need to know and be able to do in order to be competent in your trade.

Register for the Red Seal Examination

Contact your provincial or territorial apprenticeship and certification authority to register for your examination when you near the end of your apprenticeship.

Essential Skills

Learn the essential skills like reading and math that you need for apprenticeship training and a successful career. Use the tools and workbooks to build these essential skills.

Find an Employer for Your Apprenticeship

The Careers in Trades website has tips to help you find an employer for your apprenticeship. The Red Seal Program is not an employment agency and cannot help you find a job.

Job Bank

Visit the Job Bank for information about jobs and the job market across Canada.

Red Seal Endorsement (RSE)

Once you become a qualified skilled journeyperson and have obtained your Red Seal endorsement by passing the Red Seal examination in your chosen trade, you can start using the RSE acronym after your name as an easy way to reflect your qualifications!

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