Information for Journeypersons

Are you a Red Seal journeyperson? This page offers quick links to the sections of the Red Seal website that are most relevant to you. It also offers links to help those who are providing on-the-job training for Red Seal apprentices.

If you do not have your Red Seal, consult the trade qualifier section to find out how to obtain Red Seal endorsement.

The Red Seal

The Red Seal is the national standard of excellence for skilled trades in Canada.

Red Seal Trades

Read an overview of your trade and find other key, trade-specific information.

Financial Support

Tell your apprentice about the grants available to them in Red Seal trades. There are also tax incentives for journeypersons and employers.

Red Seal Standards

The National Occupational Analysis (NOA) sets the standard for each Red Seal trade.

Awards and Recognition

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

Apprenticeship Registration

Your provincial or territorial apprenticeship and certification authority is responsible for apprenticeship registration and Red Seal examinations.

Training Resources

For Trainers:

You can also take “Train the Trainer” and mentoring programs if you want to improve your training skills. These courses are offered by many educational institutions and industry associations.

For Apprentices:

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.

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