Trades

In the fall of 2016, changes were made to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations and trade regulations to align our programs and training across the country. These changes will help apprentices complete their training more easily, so they can take full advantage of the opportunities here in the province. Creating consistency across the country will also help employers recruit the people they need. The amendments took effect on April 1, 2017, and will impact your apprenticeship program. Please review the changes by scrolling to the applicable trade below and clicking "Trade Reg Changes". (If there is no "Trade Reg Changes" button, no changes were made to the trade's regulations.)

  • Automotive Glass Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 7,200
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  • Automotive Glass Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 7,200
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  • Performs work in fabricating, removing, installing, repairing and generally servicing glass and associated equipment in motor vehicles.
  • Trade Reg Changes
  • Trade Regulations
  • Baker
  • No
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
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  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Baker
  • No
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Makes breads, pastries, cookies and cakes.
  • Blaster
  • No
  • N/A
  • More Info
  • Compulsory Trades under another authority
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  • Blaster
  • No
  • N/A
  • More Info
  • Compulsory Trades under another authority
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  • Boat Builder  Video
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 9,450
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  • Boat Builder  Video
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 9,450
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Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Boilermaker
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  • Compulsory Trades
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Boilermaker
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  • Compulsory Trades
  •   Red Seal Trades

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Cabinetmaker
  • No
  • N/A
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Cabinetmaker
  • No
  • N/A
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Builds custom or production-type wooden (or wood substitute) fixtures and furniture.
  • Construction Craft Worker
  • No
  • N/A
  • 5,400
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Construction Craft Worker
  • No
  • N/A
  • 5,400
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Sets up/dismantles forms; performs site preparation and clean-up, excavation, backfill/compaction, traffic control duties, concrete placement and finishing and mason tending; and operates grading equipment.
  • Electric Motor System Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Electric Motor System Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Repairs and rebuilds electric motors, generators, transformers, controls, and equipment.
  • Heavy Equipment Operator (Dozer)
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Heavy Equipment Operator (Dozer)
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Dozer operators operate dozers to move, spread and strip earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities. They work in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports and utilities, and the construction of gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures. Dozers are also used to clear brush and stumps prior to logging activities and to build roads at logging and surface mining sites.
  • Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator)
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator)
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Excavator operators operate excavators to excavate, move, lift, strip, stockpile and place earth, rock, gravel or other materials. They work in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports and utilities, and the construction of gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures. They also operate equipment in surface mining, quarrying, and land clearing activities. Excavators are also used to create slopes, to clear land at logging and surface mining sites and to perform demolitions.
  • Heavy Eq. Op. (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe)
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
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  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Heavy Eq. Op. (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe)
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Tractor-loader-backhoe operators (TLB) operate tractor-loader-backhoes to move and load earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities. They work in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports and utilities, and of gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures. They also operate equipment in surface mining, quarrying, and land clearing activities.
  • Insulator (Heat and Frost)
  • Yes
  • 7,200
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Insulator (Heat and Frost)
  • Yes
  • 7,200
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Ironworker (Reinforcing)  Video
  • Yes
  • 3,600
  • 5,400
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Ironworker (Reinforcing)  Video
  • Yes
  • 3,600
  • 5,400
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental)  Video
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental)  Video
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Locksmith - INACTIVE
  • No
  • N/A
  • N/A
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  • Locksmith - INACTIVE
  • No
  • N/A
  • N/A
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  • Repairs, installs and adjusts locks, and maintains safes and vaults.
  • Machinist
  • Yes
  • 7,200
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Machinist
  • Yes
  • 7,200
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Marine Fitter - INACTIVE
  • No
  • N/A
  • N/A
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  • Marine Fitter - INACTIVE
  • No
  • N/A
  • N/A
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  • Outfits and refits ships and other marine structures including the survey, maintenance, repair, overhaul, alteration, fabrication, installation, alignment test and trial of marine engineering systems, equipment and components.
  • Trade Reg Changes
  • Trade Regulations
  • Marine Service Technician
  • Yes
  • 7,200
  • 10,800
  •  
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  • Marine Service Technician
  • Yes
  • 7,200
  • 10,800
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  •  
  • Services and repairs, refits and upgrades marine vessels (motor and sail). The service and repair of marine vessels includes structural, cosmetic, electrical and mechanical work.
  • Trade Reg Changes
  • Trade Regulations

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • No
  • N/A
  • More Info
  • Compulsory Trades under another authority
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • No
  • N/A
  • More Info
  • Compulsory Trades under another authority
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Uses mobile cranes to lift, move, position and place materials and equipment. Performs pre-operational inspections; calculates crane capacities, determines load weight, and sets-up, positions and stabilizes the crane before the lift. Disassembles, travels and transports mobile cranes.
  • Regulated by the Technical Safety Division
  • Trade Regulations
  • TQ Hrs = Mobile Crane Operator 1 or 2 Certificate. More information...
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Assembles, services, and repairs motorcycles, motorscooters and accessories.
  • Oil Heat System Technician
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  • Compulsory Trades
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Oil Heat System Technician
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  • Compulsory Trades
  •   Red Seal Trades

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Painter and Decorator
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Painter and Decorator
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Partsperson
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Partsperson
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Stores and dispenses automotive, heavy duty or farm machinery parts.
  • Power Engineer
  • Yes
  • More Info
  • More Info
  • Compulsory Trades under another authority
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  • Power Engineer
  • Yes
  • More Info
  • More Info
  • Compulsory Trades under another authority
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  • Maintains equipment, boilers and generators that provide heat, ventilation and power for buildings.
  • Regulated by the Technical Safety Division
  • Trade Regulations
  • App Hrs - See Trade Regulations; TQ Hrs - Contact the Technical Safety Division

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Powerline Technician  Video
  • Yes
  • 7,200
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Powerline Technician  Video
  • Yes
  • 7,200
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Installs and repairs exterior and interior components, installs accessories, and performs pre-delivery inspections on motor homes, holiday trailers, fifth wheels, truck campers and tent trailers.
  • Rig Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 9,000
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Rig Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 9,000
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Operates the drawworks, rotary equipment and pumps, inspects rigs, maintains records of drilling operations, and oversees rig mobilization and demobilization.
  • Roofer
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Roofer
  • Yes
  • 5,400
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades

Curriculum Standard(s):

  • Tilesetter
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Tilesetter
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Covers, repairs and decorates surfaces using ceramic, marble and other materials.
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • No
  • N/A
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • No
  • N/A
  • 10,800
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Makes, repairs, modifies custom-made prototype or special tools, dies, and fixtures.
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • No
  • N/A
  • More Info
  • Compulsory Trades under another authority
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • No
  • N/A
  • More Info
  • Compulsory Trades under another authority
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Operates any mechanical device or structure that incorporates a power-driven drum with a cable or rope and a vertical mast or tower and stationary or luffing boom.
  • Regulated by the Technical Safety Division
  • Trade Regulations
  • TQ Hrs = Mobile Crane Operator 1 or 2 Certificate. More info...
  • Transport Trailer Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Transport Trailer Technician
  • No
  • N/A
  • 8,100
  •  
  •   Red Seal Trades
  • Repairs and services the braking, electrical, hydraulic system and heating/ cooling units of trucks-trailers.