Red Seal Program

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Specimen of a Red Seal Endorsement (Red Seal number goes where the word "canoe" is)

Red Seal Program, specifically known as The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program is a program setting common standards for tradespeople in Canada as a partnership between the federal government and provinces and territories. It is under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) It was created in 1959 as a result of the first National Conference on Apprenticeship in Trades and Industries, which was held in Ottawa in 1952.[1]

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Tradespersons after completing their apprenticeship and passing the Red Seal examination receive a Red Seal Endorsement ("RSE") on their provincial/territorial trade certificate, usually called a "Certificate of Qualification".

Chapter 7 of the Canada Free Trade Agreement (formerly the Agreement on Internal Trade) generally requires provincial and territorial governments to recognize individuals who hold certain trade certificates issued by a Canadian province or territory as having met the requirements to practice their occupation elsewhere in Canada.[2] .

There are 56 trades currently recognized in the program, covering such trades as cook, electrician, machinist, welder, heavy equipment operator, millwright, and roofer.[3] However, not all provinces/territories participate in all of the 56 Red Seal trades.[4]

Provinces and territories are responsible for administering apprenticeship training and trade certification in their respective jurisdictions, including the administration of the Red Seal Program in their jurisdictions. Each province and territory administers and regulates apprenticeship and certification under their own legislation:

  • Prince Edward Island's program is regulated by the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act[5]
  • Nova Scotia's program is regulated by the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act[6]
  • Newfoundland's program is regulated by the Apprenticeship and Certification Act[7]
  • New Brunswick's program is regulated by the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Act[8]
  • Quebec's program is regulated by the Manpower Vocational Training and Qualification Act[9]
  • Ontario 's program is regulated by the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act.[10]
  • Manitoba's program is regulated by the Apprenticeship and Certification Act.[11]
  • Saskatchewan's program is regulated by the Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Act[12]
  • Alberta's program is regulated by the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act[13]
  • British Columbia's program is regulated by the Industry Training Authority Act[14]
  • Nunavut's program is regulated by the Trade and Occupations Certification Act[15]
  • The Yukon Territories' program is regulated by the Apprenticeship Training Act[16]
  • The Northwest Territories' program is regulated by the Apprenticeship, Trade, and Occupation Certification Act[17]

Most provinces and territories use the Red Seal examination as the final certification exam in designated Red Seal trades.[18] Many employers only hire persons with this qualification to avoid varying standards among the provinces.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada, Employment and Social Development. "Red Seal Home / Red Seal". www.red-seal.ca.
  2. ^ "The Mobility and Qualification Recognition Working Group (MQRWG) website".
  3. ^ "Red Seal Program". Red Seal Program. June 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ellis Chart - Search Results".
  5. ^ "Captcha".
  6. ^ "Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations - Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act (Nova Scotia)". www.novascotia.ca.
  7. ^ "Captcha".
  8. ^ "Bill 43 - Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Act". www.gnb.ca.
  9. ^ "Captcha".
  10. ^ "Law Document English View". 24 July 2014.
  11. ^ Justice, Manitoba. "Manitoba Laws". web2.gov.mb.ca.
  12. ^ "Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Act" (PDF).
  13. ^ "Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act" (PDF).
  14. ^ "Industry Training Authority Act". www.bclaws.ca.
  15. ^ "Trade and Occupations Certification Act" (PDF).
  16. ^ "Captcha".
  17. ^ "Apprenticeship, Trade, and Occupation Certification Act" (PDF).
  18. ^ "Red Seal Program - About".
  19. ^ http://www.red-seal.ca/c.4nt.2nt@-eng.jsp?cid=28

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