Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journeyperson. Workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation over 3-4 years.
After completing an apprenticeship program, the worker can write the Red Seal exam to be recognized throughout Canada. There is a Blue Seal program in Saskatchewan which adds business administrative endorsements.
A nationally run Gold Seal program through the Canadian Construction Association adds a managerial endorsement. For more information on how to become an apprentice, visit the Becoming an Apprentice tab.