Information for Apprenticeship Training Instructors

Do you plan or lead in-class training for apprentices? This page offers quick links to the sections of the Red Seal website that are most relevant to you. The top navigation will also help you find your way around the site.

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Red Seal Program

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

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) sets the standard for each Red Seal trade. NOA are continuously updated to maintain their accuracy and relevance.

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.

In-School Training

Interprovincial Program Guides (IPG) set out the minimum content for technical training in Red Seal trades.

Studying for the Red Seal Examination

These tools can help your students prepare for their Red Seal examinations.

Essential Skills

These workbooks and tools can help your students develop the essential skills they need to succeed in their trade.

Financial Support

Tell your students about the grants available to apprentices who practice a Red Seal trade.

Apprenticeship Training Across Canada

Use the Ellis Chart to compare apprenticeship programs across Canada. Find out where training is offered, the length of apprenticeship programs, and other apprenticeship-related information.

Strengthening the Red Seal

Learn about this study on possible improvements to Red Seal standards and methods of assessment.


Find out about the CCDA initiative to examine ways to harmonize apprenticeship training across Canada.

Awards and Recognition

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

Questions or Concerns

If you have any concerns about Red Seal publications or examination questions, please contact the Red Seal Secretariat.

Red Seal Endorsement (RSE)

Encourage students to become qualified skilled journeypersons and obtain their Red Seal endorsement. Once a Red Seal endorsement is obtained, they can start using the RSE acronym after their name as an easy way to reflect their qualifications.

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