Information for Stakeholders
Do you work in an association or organization with an interest in apprenticeship and the skilled trades? This page provides quick links to key sections of the Red Seal website.
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The Red Seal is the national standard of excellence for the skilled trades in Canada. The Red Seal collaborates with industry and tradespeople to help ensure high standards, qualified workers and quality work.
Read overviews of the 56 Red Seal trades and find other key, trade-specific information.
The National Occupational Analyses (NOA) set the standard for each Red Seal trade. NOA are continuously updated to maintain their accuracy and relevance.
Find out the criteria and steps for designating a new Red Seal trade.
Interprovincial Program Guides (IPG) set out the minimum content for technical training in Red Seal Trades
The Ellis Chart provides detailed comparative data on all designated trades in Canada, including Red Seal trades.
All plans, research reports, NOA, IPG and other Red Seal publications can be found in this section.
Nominate an individual from industry in Canada for outstanding achievement in the development and promotion of apprenticeship training in Canada.
Each province and territory is responsible for apprenticeship training and trade certification within their jurisdiction. This includes the administration of the Red Seal examinations and other certification examinations in their jurisdiction.
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.
The Red Seal Secretariat coordinates the Red Seal program and supports the activities of the CCDA.
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