The Red Seal program was established to provide greater mobility across Canada for skilled workers. Through the program, both apprentices who have completed their training and certified journeypersons are able to obtain a Red Seal endorsement on their Certificate of Qualification by successfully completing a Red Seal Examination.
The Red Seal endorsement is a recognized standard in jurisdictions across Canada, one that employers look for as an indication of skills and competency. Once you obtain the Red Seal endorsement, you can work anywhere in Canada without further training or examination.
Individuals who may be approved to write a Red Seal/Certification Exam include the following:
- Individuals who hold a provincial Certificate of Qualification (from an apprenticeship authority within Canada)
- Military personnel who have achieved a QL5 certification in approved military trades
- Individuals who have significant work experience in the applicable trade
For more information on obtaining a Red Seal endorsement on your Certificate of Qualification, please contact the Industry Training Consultant responsible for your trade/region.