The Red Seal exam challenge courses are for people with several years of expertise in a particular trade who want to take the Red Seal Exam and become certified in their profession. The courses offered by Ashton College are affordable, convenient, and the best way to prepare prior to writing your Red Seal exam.
For more information about Red Seal Certification, please refer to Red Seal Canada.
As well, many Red Seal challengers in Canada are also eligible for tax credits; learn more here.
Please refer to the specific trade you’re looking to study for more information on when each course will be delivered. Each course is taught by industry professionals with years of extensive experience who can answer your questions along the way.
Red Seal Certification creates common standards to evaluate the abilities of tradespeople across Canada, with each industry closely involved in setting up the national standards for all 55 Red Seal professions. Many of which are outlined below. The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) is responsible for the Red Seal Certification, which provides a standardized evaluation that all provinces and territories accept. The CCDA has members from all across the country who contribute to making this certification happen.
The Red Seal certification can be helpful for tradespeople who are immigrating to Canada. It can help them get a work permit or apply for permanent residence and increase their chances of success. The Red Seal adds credibility to the tradesperson, validates their experience and knowledge, and makes them a more suitable candidate for immigration.
Red Seal certification is a way for newcomers with expertise to gain trust from employers and pursue job opportunities in Canada. The credential standardizes the qualifications of candidates so that employer can be confident they are hiring someone who meets Canadian guidelines.
Red Seal also allows for easy movement between provinces or territories in Canada. This is possible because Red Seal certification provides workers with a nationally recognized level of competency, which consequentially leads to higher pay and more benefits. Therefore, those in Red Seal trades can choose the place that has the highest demand for their particular field without having to update credentials first.
For more reasons about why you should be Red Seal Certified, read our full blog here.