Information for Employers
Are you an employer of a skilled trades workforce? This page is a guide to key information for employers on the Red Seal website. It also contains links to helpful partner websites.
The Red Seal is the national standard of excellence for the skilled trades in Canada and helps employers identify employees who were certified according to this standard.
Consult the 56 Red Seal trades and find other key, trade-specific information
Learn about the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit.
The National Occupational Analysis (NOA) sets the standard for each Red Seal trade.
Find out the steps and criteria for designating a trade as Red Seal.
Nominate an individual from industry in Canada for outstanding achievement in the development and promotion of apprenticeship training in Canada.
Hire an Apprentice
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum offers these resources for employers:
Hiring Foreign Workers
There are many resources on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
Register your apprentice with your provincial or territorial apprenticeship and certification authority.
The RSE acronym can only be used by journeypersons who have obtained a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification and Apprenticeship. Journeypersons without a Red Seal endorsement are not eligible to use this acronym.
For employers and journeypersons:
Many schools and industry associations offer “Train the Trainer” and mentoring programs that help prepare those who train apprentices.
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