Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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Red Seal Program

The Red Seal allows qualified tradespeople to practise their trade in any province or territory without having to write additional examinations, thus improving labour mobility in Canada and saving time and resources by eliminating the need for multiple examinations. Labour mobility means that workers qualified for work in a particular occupation in one jurisdiction have access to similar employment opportunities in any other Canadian jurisdiction. HRSDC and its partners work to reconcile national occupational standards to allow workers access to jobs across Canada.

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) is responsible for the management of the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program among other things. The CCDA works with industry in the development of a skilled labour force, and in the facilitation of labour mobility throughout Canada.