Drywall Finisher and Plasterer

A Drywall Finisher and Plasterer tapes and finishes wallboard (drywall), applies, maintains and restores plaster and similar materials on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions to make them more decorative, soundproof and firerated. A Drywall Finisher and Plasterer also textures concrete, applies coats of plaster to foundation materials, and installs, repairs and restores mouldings and ornaments. Specifically, a Drywall Finisher and Plasterer:

  • tapes and finish wallboard (drywall)
  • applies tape to fire rate and gas proof walls
  • installs beads to protect corners
  • fills joints and imperfections
  • mixes and applies compound and sands to create a smooth surface
  • textures concrete, prepared walls and ceilings
  • applies coats of plaster to foundation materials
  • wires mesh and installs ornaments

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

Ironworker – Structural and Ornamental

An Ironworker – Structural and Ornamental fabricates and installs both structural and ornamental steel and iron works and components, as well as precast structural concrete members and laminated timber products in all buildings and structures including but not limited to residential, commercial, industrial, institutional buildings, towers, bridges and stadiums. Specifically, an Ironworker – Structural and Ornamental:

  • fabricates, assembles, installs, erects, alters, repairs, hoists and dismantles structural ironwork, precast and pretentioned concrete as well as all metallic materials in curtain walls, ornamental and other metal work (including specialty metals)
  • operates and maintains hand and power tools, including welding and cutting equipment
  • assembles and erects cranes, rigs and hoists; moves and installs components, materials, heavy equipment and machinery needed to perform ironwork, including installation of all falsework and shoring
  • erects structural members and bridges, and installs and fastens curtain walls and glass systems

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer

A Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer lays out, installs, maintains, modifies, inspects and tests fire protection systems, including water-based and speciality fire suppression systems in a variety of environments. Specifically, a Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer:

  • installs water supplies above and below grade for fire protection systems
  • installs fire pumps, drivers and controllers, commissions, detection, protection and control systems
  •  installs, maintains, and tests water-based fire protection systems

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

Drywall, Acoustic and Lathing Applicator

A Drywall, Acoustic and Lathing Applicator erects exterior structural steel studs and sheathing, shaft wall systems, installs and finishes lath and drywall, partition walls and furring, ceiling systems and access flooring types as well as applies thermal and sound insulation. Specifically, a Drywall, Acoustic and Lathing Applicator:

  • reads, interprets, and applies blueprints and specifications for job layout
  • erects exterior structural steels studs and sheathing
  • erects light gauge residential steel studs, sheathing and demountable partitions
  • applies thermal insulation, sound insulation, and fire stopping
  • installs partition walls and furring and shaft wall systems
  • installs lath, drywall, moulded and cast forms and ceiling systems

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

Steamfitter

A Steamfitter lays out, assembles, maintains and repairs piping to carry water, steam, fluids, gases, chemicals and fuel for heating, cooling, lubricating and process piping systems. Specifically, a Steamfitter:

  • reads and understands design drawings, manufacturers literature and installation diagrams
  • lays out, assembles, installs, maintains, and repairs heating, cooling, process or industrial systems
  • installs piping for any process, including a process that conveys gas or pneumatic or air-handling system
  • installs high-pressure piping for any process
  • installs and maintains instrumentation control systems

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

Electrician – Construction and Maintenance

An Electrician – Construction and Maintenance plans, assembles, connects, installs, repairs, inspects, tests, verifies, and maintains electrical systems in various settings (i.e. residential, commercial, institutional, industrial). Electrical systems include heating, lighting, power, communication, control, security systems and renewable energy and energy storage systems.
An Electrician – Construction and Maintenance also measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles and installs conduits, electrical conductor enclosures and supports.

  • lays out, assembles, installs, repairs, maintains, connects and/or tests electrical systems
  • plans installations from blueprints, sketches and specifications, and installs all electrical and electronic devices
  • systematically diagnoses faults in electrical and electronic components, as required
  • measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles and installs conduits and other electrical conductor raceways
  • splices and terminates electrical conductors
  • tests electrical and electronic equipment to ensure that they are functioning properly

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

The new Electrical Trades’ Curriculum Standard will be phased in over multiple years.

  • The new 2024 level 1 will be implemented by all TDAs as of September 1, 2024.
  • The new 2024 level 2 will be implemented by all TDAs as of September 1, 2025.
  • The new 2024 levels 3 & 4 will be implemented by all TDAs as of September 1, 2026. Level 4 does not apply to 309C.
  • Existing 2003 Curriculum levels expire on the August 31st date prior to implementation of the new level.

Painter and Decorator — Commercial and Residential

A Painter and Decorator — Commercial and Residential applies decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, and institutional settings. Specifically, a Painter and Decorator — Commercial and Residential:

  • reads specifications to determine quantities of materials required
  • prepares and cleans surfaces using methods such as scraping, sanding, sandblasting, hydro-blasting and steamcleaning
  • mixes coatings according to manufacturer’s specifications
  • applies coatings using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
  • practices quality control
  • assembles and erects scaffolding, swing stages and other access equipment

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Setter

A Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Setter covers interior and exterior walls, floors with terrazzo, tile and/or marble by preparing, measuring and marking the surface to be covered, mixing and applying mortar, mastic, cement, or other adhesives, using hand tools, laying mosaic tiles and removing and replacing cracked or damaged tiles. Specifically, a Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Setter:

  • uses and maintains electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic power tools
  • interprets blueprints and specifications
  • inspects and verifies materials and tools, and sets plumb, level and square lines and surfaces
  • prepares sub-surface
  • installs terrazzo and tile
  • performs mechanical installation of natural stone on walls
  • installs natural stone indoors by conventional or stacking method
  • installs natural stone slabs on floors and counter tops

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

Electrician – Domestic and Rural

An Electrician — Domestic and Rural plans/layouts, assembles, connects, installs, repairs, inspects, tests, verifies, maintains and commissions electrical systems specifically in houses, small dwellings and/or farms. He/she also measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles and installs conduits, electrical conductor enclosures and supports. Electrical systems may include heating, lighting, power digital, communication, control and security systems. Specifically, an Electrician — Domestic and Rural:

  • lays out, assembles, installs, repairs, maintains, connects and/or tests electrical systems
  • plans installations from blueprints, sketches/specifications, and installs all electrical and electronic devices
  • systematically diagnoses faults in electrical and electronic components
  • measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles and installs conduits and other electrical conductor enclosures
  • splices and terminates electrical conductors
  • tests electrical and electronic equipment to ensure they are functioning properly

The new Electrical Trades’ Curriculum Standard will be phased in over multiple years.

  • The new 2024 level 1 will be implemented by all TDAs as of September 1, 2024.
  • The new 2024 level 2 will be implemented by all TDAs as of September 1, 2025.
  • The new 2024 levels 3 & 4 will be implemented by all TDAs as of September 1, 2026. Level 4 does not apply to 309C.
  • Existing 2003 Curriculum levels expire on the August 31st date prior to implementation of the new level.