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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training standards may still refer to the Ontario College of Trades (the College), which has ceased operations and has been replaced by Skilled Trades Ontario.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
Agricultural Equipment Technician

425A Non-compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Appliance Service Technician

445A Non-compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Automotive Service Technician

310S Compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Child Development Practitioner

620C Non-compulsory No View Details
Developmental Services Worker

620D Non-compulsory No View Details
Electronic Service Technician

416E Non-compulsory No View Details
Elevating Devices Mechanic

636E Non-compulsory Yes (Professional exam provided by Technical Safety Standards Authority) View Details
Hairstylist

(Hairstylist is an Interprovincial Red Seal trade, but Ontario does not currently offer a Red Seal Endorsement. Candidates who complete the requirements of the Ontario Hairstylist apprenticeship program or qualify through our Trade Equivalency Assessment program and successfully challenge the Certification of Qualification exam, will receive a provincial Certificate of Qualification only.)

332A Compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Industrial Mechanic Millwright

433A Non-compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Information Technology – Contact Centre Customer Service Agent

634E Non-compulsory No View Details
Information Technology – Contact Centre Sales Agent

634D Non-compulsory No View Details
Information Technology – Contact Centre Technical Support Agent

634A Non-compulsory No View Details
Instrumentation and Control Technician

447A Non-compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Motorcycle Technician

310G Compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details
Parts Technician

240P Non-compulsory Yes Red Seal Badge View Details