Information for Government Administrators

This page provides quick links to help public servants find the Red Seal information that best meets their needs.

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Red Seal Trades

Read overviews of the 56 Red Seal trades and find other key, trade-specific information

Red Seal Standards

The National Occupational Analyses (NOA) set the standard for each Red Seal trade.

Development and Validation of NOA

Learn how NOA are developed and validated.

Designation Criteria

Find out the steps and criteria for designating a new Red Seal trade.

Red Seal Examination Guides

There are several tools to help tradespersons prepare for Red Seal examinations.

Interprovincial Program Guides

Interprovincial Program Guides (IPG) define the minimum content for technical training in a Red Seal trade.

Setting the Standard

Industry representatives from across Canada help to develop and update Red Seal standards by taking part in NOA consultations nationally and in their respective province or territory.

Publications and Reports

All plans, research reports, NOA, IPG and other Red Seal publications can be found in this section.

Apprenticeship and Certification Authorities

Contact the provincial and territorial offices that administer the Red Seal program, examinations and certification.

Red Seal Secretariat

The secretariat helps to coordinate the Red Seal Program and supports the activities of the CCDA.

Awards and Recognition

Nominate an individual from industry in Canada for outstanding achievement in the development and promotion of apprenticeship training in Canada.

Red Seal Endorsement (RSE)

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.

Apprenticeship Training Programs

The Ellis Chart provides detailed comparative data on all designated trades in Canada, including Red Seal trades.

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