Designated Trades

Interprovincial Trades
Trades that offer an Interprovincial or Red Seal endorsement, permitting the holder to move and work in other provinces/territories without having to write any further examinations.
Provincial Trades
Non-Red Seal trades designated provincially for training and/or certification where local needs dictate.
Certification Only
While training is not currently provided in Newfoundland and Labrador for these trades, the Department does provide certification examinations.
Training and Certification
Both training and certification are approved to be offered in Newfoundland and Labrador for these trades.

In the table below, an asterisk (*) in the Approved for Training and Certification column indicates that a trade may not be currently available for training at a post-secondary training institution in NL. Please check the Provincial Post-Secondary Offerings List, which is updated annually, for confirmation of availability for training.

To request the designation of a trade in Newfoundland and Labrador please submit the following Application (1 MB).

By clicking an Interprovincial trade below, you will be provided with information on Interprovincial Red Seal programs and associated products.

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Designated Trade Interprovincial (Red Seal) Trade Provincial Trade Approved for Training and Certification Approved for Certification Only – No Training Available
Agricultural Equipment Technician
Appliance Service Technician
Automotive Painter
Automotive Service Technician
Boilermaker •*
Boom Truck Operator
Concrete Finisher
Construction Craft Worker
Construction Electrician
Drywall Finisher and Plasterer
Electric Motor System Technician
Floorcovering Installer
Gasfitter – Class A
Gasfitter – Class B
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
Heavy Equipment Operator
Heavy Equipment Operator (Dozer)
Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator)
Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe)
Industrial Electrician
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Instrumentation and Control Technician
Insulator (Heat and Frost)
Ironworker (Generalist)
Ironworker (Reinforcing)
Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental)
Landscape Horticulturist •*
Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)
Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
Mobile Crane Operator
Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint)
Motorcycle Mechanic
Oil Heat System Technician •*
Painter and Decorator •*
Powerline Technician
Power Systems Operator
Process Operator  •*
Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Residential Electrician •*
Rig Technician
Sheet Metal Worker
Small Equipment Service Technician
Sprinkler Fitter
Stonemason •*
Tool and Die Maker
Tower Crane Operator
Transport Trailer Technician
Truck and Transport Mechanic