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What is it?

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.