The Red Seal Program
The Red Seal is the national standard of excellence for the skilled trades in Canada. It provides a competitive hiring advantage and mobility to work across Canada.
Get Your Qualifications Assessed
The provinces and territories certify tradespersons and assess foreign qualifications. Contact the apprenticeship and certification authorities in the province or territory where you plan to live or work.
Red Seal Trades
Read an overview of your trade and find other key information to help you get your Red Seal endorsement.
Red Seal Standards
Find out what you need to know and be able to do to obtain a Red Seal endorsement in your trade. Everything is outlined in your trade’s National Occupational Analysis (NOA).
Register for the Red Seal Examination
Register with the apprenticeship and certification authorities in the province or territory where you plan to live or work.
Examination and Language Workshops
When you register, ask about examination preparation workshops and English or French language training.
Study for your Red Seal Examination
Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam
- Sample Questions
- Exam Counselling Sheets
Do you have the right level of essential skills needed for your Red Seal trade? Use these tools to develop essential skills like reading and math.
Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website to find out how to immigrate and how to prepare for living and working in Canada.
Federal Skilled Trades Program
The Federal Skilled Trades Program helps workers with qualifications in certain high-demand trades immigrate to Canada.
Provincial Nominee Program
If you have skills that are in high demand, a province or territory may be able to nominate you for settlement within their jurisdiction.
Look for Jobs in Canada
This section of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website provides tips on finding work in Canada. The Red Seal Program is not an employment agency and cannot help you with finding a job in Canada.
Red Seal Endorsement (RSE)
Once you become a qualified skilled journeyperson and have obtained your Red Seal endorsement by passing the Red Seal examination in your chosen trade, you can start using the RSE acronym after your name as an easy way to reflect your qualifications!