Red Seal Program

Through the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program, tradespersons are able to obtain a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial certificates by successfully completing an interprovincial Red Seal examination based on common standards. The program acknowledges their competence and ensures recognition of their certification across Canada without further examination.  While professional certificates or licenses are recognized by all jurisdictions under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), the Red Seal provides the assurance that workers are qualified according to common standards of knowledge and competency as defined by industry.  The Red Seal represents an interprovincial standard of excellence for the skilled trades prized by employers.

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) is responsible for the management of the Red Seal Program. The CCDA works with industry to facilitate the development of a skilled labour force, and labour mobility across Canada.