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Designated Trades

•    PEI has 60 trades designated under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act and Regulations
•    4 of these trades are certified compulsory trades
•    57 of these trades are Red Seal Trades  

List of PEI's designated trades
Frequently Asked Questions About Designated Trades

What is a designated trade?

A designated trade means a trade is designated by the Minister as appropriate for apprenticeship training and/or certification.

What is a certified compulsory trade?  Which trades on PEI are certified compulsory?

A certified compulsory trade is a trade in which to work you must either be a registered apprentice or a hold a Certificate of Qualification. The certified compulsory trades on PEI are Construction/Industrial Electrician, Plumber, Automotive Service Technician and Steamfitter/Pipefitter.

What is the process on PEI to have an trade designated or declared certified compulsory?

A representative from industry may apply through the Provincial Apprenticeship Board to request that a trade be designated or to request that a designated trade be declared certified compulsory under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act and Regulations.

Where can I get information about apprenticeship or certification in a specific trade?

If you would like to have information on apprenticeship and certification in your specific trade, click on your trade from the list of trades on the righthand of the Apprenticeship homepage.

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