Construction Craft Worker - Ellis Chart

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English Provincial and Territorial Trade Names
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French Provincial and Territorial Trade Names
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Construction Craft Worker - Ellis Chart
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Red Seal Endorsement Offered (Yes/No) Indicates whether or not the province or territory can offer a Red Seal endorsement for this trade
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Apprenticeship Training Provided (Yes/No) Indicates whether or not the province or territory provides a designated apprenticeship training program for this trade
No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Available (Yes/No) Indicates whether or not there is an approved period of training available before a person has registered as an apprentice
No No No Yes No Footnote * No No No No N/A No No
Levels of Technical Training Technical training is also called "in-school" training; it is often delivered across several levels, or blocks of time. This indicates the number of levels or blocks available in each participating province or territory's program for the trade
N/A N/A N/A 2 No 2 2 2 N/A 2 N/A N/A -
Technical Training Available (Yes/No) Technical training is also called "in-school" training; it is delivered by training providers approved by the province or territory and can be delivered in blocks, part-time, or prior to on-the-job. This response indicates whether or not the province or territory provides technical training
No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A N/A -
Total Training Hours (On-The-Job plus Technical Training) Indicates the sum of on-the-job training hours plus technical training hours. Note not all apprenticeship programs are hours-based
N/A N/A N/A 3600 N/A 2880 3600 2400 N/A 4240 N/A N/A -
On-The-Job Training Hours Indicates the on-the-job training hours required for completion by each apprentice. Note not all apprenticeship programs are hours-based
N/A N/A N/A 3060 N/A 2400 3040 2160 2000 4000 N/A N/A -
Technical Training (Total Hours) Indicates the sum for all levels of technical training hours, when available
N/A N/A N/A 540 N/A 480 560 240 N/A 240 N/A N/A -
Technical Training (Total Weeks) Indicates the sum for all levels of technical training weeks
N/A N/A N/A 18 N/A 16 16 8 N/A 8 N/A N/A -
Ratio of Journeyperson to Apprentice Most apprenticeship programs set a maximum number of apprentices that may be supervised by each supervising journeyperson, called a ratio
N/A N/A 1:1 1:1 N/A 1:1 1:2 1:2 N/A N/A N/A N/A -
Trade Qualifier Challenge Option (Yes/No) Trade qualifiers are people who have experience working in the trade, but have not completed an apprenticeship program in Canada. This indicates if the province or territory allows these experienced but uncertified workers to challenge certification examinations once they have demonstrated proof of eligible trade experience
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A No No
Required Hours for Trade Qualifier Provinces and Territories dictate a minimum number of required hours working in a trade for a trade qualifier to be eligible to challenge any certification examination; candidates must also demonstrate experience that covers the trade’s practices
4500 5400 6,000 5400 N/A 3000 5400 3600 2000 6000 N/A N/A -
Compulsory/Voluntary (C/V) Certification Required by Apprenticeship Authority Provinces and Territories designate each trade as compulsory or voluntary. Work in Compulsory trades can only be performed by certified journeypersons or registered apprentices. Work in Voluntary trades may legally be performed with or without certification or apprenticeship training
V V V V C V V V V V N/A N/A -
Other Certification/Licensing Requirements (Yes/No – if Yes, see P/T website for details) In some cases, there are external bodies that require certification/licensing to practice a trade, besides the apprenticeship authority. If this is the case, individual provinces or territories can provide further details
No No No No No No No No No No N/A N/A -
Practical Level Examinations Indicates if there a practical, or hands-on demonstration of skills is required to advance past each level of training
N/A No No No No No No No No No N/A N/A -
Written Level Examinations Indicates if written examinations are required to successfully complete and advance past each level of training
N/A No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes N/A N/A -
Practical Final Examination Indicates if practical, or hands-on demonstrations of skills required to successfully complete for certification
No No No No No No No No No No N/A N/A -
Written Certification Examination Indicates if there is a written examination required for certification. In many provinces and territories, the Red Seal examination is used for both certification and Red Seal endorsement. In some provinces and territories, this may be a specific examination for certification in that jurisdiction, written prior to attempting the Red Seal interprovincial examination for Red Seal endorsement
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A -

Note:

In Quebec, when a Red Seal is issued, the certificate uses the official Red Seal trade name. However, the trade name used by the apprenticeship program and provincial certification may differ. Please check with the appropriate apprenticeship authority in Quebec.

Footnote

Please refer to province/territory’s apprenticeship authority’s website for details.
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