Find trade information and apprenticeship resources, such as training standards and curriculum standards, by searching for and selecting a trade below.
Read the definitions to learn about the terms used in the table.
These definitions explain the columns used in the table below.
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training standards may still refer to the Ontario College of Trades (the College), which has ceased operations and has been replaced by Skilled Trades Ontario.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.
Find out what is required for each of the 156 recognized skilled trades in Ontario, including the number of on-the-job hours, whether the trade has a Certificate of Qualification exam and much more.
Individuals and businesses sanctioned for the unauthorized practice of a compulsory trade.
The College investigates allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity made against members of the College.
Compliance and enforcement officers carry out the College’s compliance and enforcement function by conducting inspections and verifying credentials across the province.
Search for registered apprentices and certified journeypersons and verify if they are qualified to practice a trade in Ontario.