Find trade information and apprenticeship resources, such as training standards and curriculum standards, by searching for and selecting a trade below.

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    Trade Code: A unique numerical identifier for the trade.
     
    Classification: A trade is classified as either compulsory or non-compulsory. Compulsory trades require that you be a registered apprentice, Provisional Certificate of Qualification holder or Certificate of Qualification holder to legally work in the trade. Non-compulsory trades do not require you to be a registered apprentice or certified journeyperson to legally work in the trade.
     
    Exam: The trade has a written exam.
     
    Red Seal: A Red Seal is an endorsement on your provincial or territorial trade certification. It shows that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to practice your trade across Canada. Learn more about Red Seal trades.

 

Please note: Some of the documents describing trades including training standards may still refer to the Ontario College of Trades (the College), which has ceased operations and has been replaced by Skilled Trades Ontario. These documents are now being revised to reflect this change to the skilled trades system in Ontario. All other information contained in these documents continues to be relevant and accurate.

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On September 1, 2024, phased implementation of a new Curriculum Standard will begin for the following three electrical trades: Electrician - Construction and Maintenance (309A), Industrial Electrician (442A), and Electrician - Domestic and Rural (309C). For more information on this change, please see each trade's details page.

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Trade Name Trade Code Classification Exam Red Seal Trade Details
Mould or Die Finisher

277M Non-compulsory No View Details
Native Clothing and Crafts Artisan

296B Non-compulsory No View Details
Native Residential Construction Worker

296A Non-compulsory No View Details
Network Cabling Specialist

631A Non-compulsory Yes View Details
Optics Technician (Lens and Prism Maker)

225A Non-compulsory No View Details
Packaging Machine Mechanic

609C Non-compulsory No View Details
Painter and Decorator — Commercial and Residential

404C Non-compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Painter and Decorator — Industrial

404D Non-compulsory Yes View Details
Parts Technician

240P Non-compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Pattern Maker

443A Non-compulsory Yes View Details
Plumber

306A Compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Powered Lift Truck Technician

282E Non-compulsory Yes View Details
Powerline Technician

434A Non-compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Precast Concrete Erector

244K Non-compulsory No View Details
Precast Concrete Finisher

244L Non-compulsory No View Details