Red-Seal Trades Program



The Red Seal Trades program is an exam and job pathway program for skilled trade workers, technicians, supervisors, managers, some engineers, and firm owners to achieve Work Permit(WP) and or Permanent Residency (PR) status in Canada. This program allows for you to demonstrate your technical knowledge and convert it into work permit and or Permanent Residency in Canada. This process involves your past technical hands-on experiences being reviewed and put to an exam, before receiving the nationally recognized title of Journeyman which is called Certificate of Qualification (C of Q).

To help assist our clients we offer guidance and support to maximize success. All clients wishing to achieve a red seal qualification, or a certificate of qualification will be taught how to prepare and given practice materials and trainings. These materials and trainings include mock test, trade guidebooks and other prep work that will help a candidate succeed.

Program Eligibility

• A Minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of Speaking: 5, Reading: 3.5, Writing: 4 and Listening: 5. However higher scores or IELTS 6 plus are encouraged.

• At least two years of full-time experience in a skilled related trade. This includes experience for technicians, supervisors, managers, engineers* or firm owners, within the last five years.

• At least two years of Past technical hands-on experiences is must

• Minimum High School Education is must

The Red Seal or Provincial Qualification Exam

Obtaining a red seal qualification or provincial qualification allows a worker to obtain a good-paying job anywhere in Canada. In order to achieve this, a worker must pass the Qualification Exam. The Exam follows the format listed below: 

• There are 100 to 150 questions per exam, depending on the specific trade.

• All questions are multiple-choice A, B, C and D or True – False (Some trades also require a practical).

• The exam questions your specific trade knowledge in your discipline.

• The maximum time allowed for writing is 4 hours.

• The pass mark is 70 Percent.

Important Note:

Please Note that obtaining a Canadian Tourist Visa is necessary to write this exam and job to find. Listed below are some of the options for receiving a Tourist Visa. 

 1.  Citizens of Singapore, SPR, E-Pass, S-Pass and Work permit holders with high salaries are able to self-sponsor their own applications and can get a Canadian Tourist Visa easily.

2.  Citizens of Canada, Canadian PRs, Citizens of Singapore, SPR or Other country Citizens with a high Profile can sponsor your application which can also increase your chances of a visa approval.

If you are interested in finding out more about Canadian immigration, then please book a free consultation with one of our consultants today.