If you have completed an Ontario apprenticeship program in a trade that has a certifying exam, your next step is to write that exam to obtain a Certificate of Qualification.
When you are issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, Skilled Trades Ontario will automatically issue you a 12-month Provisional Certificate of Qualification.
In a compulsory trade, this Provisional Certificate of Qualification allows you to continue working legally in the trade for up to 12 months while you work to pass the certifying exam and your information will continue to appear on the Public Register.
If your Provisional Certificate of Qualification is about to expire, you may be eligible for an extension. To apply:
Your application for an extension: