Designated Trades in PEI

Many trades on PEI are designated, allowing workers to become certified in that trade through apprenticeship training and/or certification. If the designated trade is certified compulsory, you are required to be a registered apprentice or have a Certificate of Qualification to legally work in that trade in PEI.

The following PEI trades are certified compulsory:

  • Automotive Service Technician;
  • Construction/Industrial Electrician;
  • Plumber; and
  • Steamfitter / Pipefitter

Can I get certification in trades that are not Red Seal (interprovincial) trades?

PEI offers certification in the following provincial trades:

  • Farm Technician;
  • Service Station Mechanic: and
  • Small Equipment Mechanic.

You can get certification in the following PEI designated trades (* indicates a certified compulsory trade)

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Information on Designated Trades on PEI

All trades listed below are designated as Red Seal, except those indicated as provincial trades only.

Agricultural Equipment Technician Ž 7,200 9,200 Yes New Brunswick
Appliance Service Technician N/A 10,000 No N/A
Automotive Painter N/A 10,000 No N/A
Automotive Service Technician 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Baker N/A 8,000 No N/A
Boilermaker 5,400 7,400 Yes Nova Scotia
Bricklayer 5,400 7,400 Yes New Brunswick
Cabinetmaker 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Carpenter 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Concrete Finisher N/A 8,000 No N/A
Construction Craft Worker 4,000 6,000 Yes PEI
Construction Electrician * 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Cook 5,400 7,400 Yes PEI
Dry Wall Finisher and Plasterer N/A 6,000 No N/A
Electric Motor System Technician N/A 10,000 No N/A
Farm Technician (Provincial trade only) 5,400 7,400 Yes PEI
Floor Covering Installer N/A 8,000 No N/A
Gas Fitter - Class A N/A 6,000 No N/A
Gas Fitter - Class B N/A 6,000 No N/A
Glazier N/A 10,000 No N/A
Hairstylist 5,400 7,400 Yes N/A
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician 7,200 9,200 Yes New Brunswick
Heavy Equipment Operator (Dozer) N/A TBA No N/A
Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator) N/A TBA No N/A
Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe) N/A TBA No N/A
Industrial Electrician * 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) 7,200 9,200 Yes New Brunswick
Instrumentation and Control Technician 7,200 9,200 Yes New Brunswick
Insulator (Heat and Frost) N/A 10,000 No N/A
Ironworker (Generalist) 5,400 7,400 Yes PEI
Ironworker (Reinforcing) N/A 6,000 No N/A
Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental) N/A 6,000 No N/A
Landscape Horticulturalist 5,400 7,400 Yes New Brunswick
Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) N/A 8,000 No N/A
Machinist 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Metal Fabricator (Fitter) 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Mobile Crane Operator 5,400 7,400 Yes New Brunswick
Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) 7,200 9,200 Yes New Brunswick
Motorcycle Mechanic N/A 8,000 No N/A
Oil Heat System Technician 5,400 7,400 Yes PEI
Painter and Decorator N/A 8,000 No N/A
Partsperson (Motor Related) N/A 8,000 No N/A
Plumber 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Powerline Technician 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Recreation Vehicle Service Technician N/A 10,000 No N/A
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Rig Technician N/A 8,000 No N/A
Roofer N/A 8,000 No N/A
Service Station Mechanic (Provincial trade only) N/A 4,000 No N/A
Sheet Metal Worker 7,200 9,200 Yes New Brunswick
Small Equipment Mechanic (Provincial trade only) N/A 8,000 No N/A
Sprinkler System Installer 7,200 9,200 Yes New Brunswick
Steamfitter/Pipefitter * 7,200 9,200 Yes PEI
Tilesetter N/A 8,000 No N/A
Tool and Die Maker N/A 10,000 No N/A
Tower Crane Operator N/A 10,000 No N/A
Transport Trailer Technician N/A 8,000 No N/A
Truck and Transport Mechanic 7,200 9,200 Yes New Brunswick
Welder 5,400 7,400 Yes PEI

Trades are designated under the PEI Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act and General Regulations.

How can I get an application to challenge a certification exam?

For the appropriate form, search your designated trade name. You can also contact our office at one of the numbers listed below.

Who do I contact about designated trades?

Charlottetown Apprenticeship Office
Atlantic Technology Centre
Suite 212, 176 Great George Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4460
Fax: (902) 368-6144

 

Summerside Apprenticeship Office
Access PEI Summerside
120 Heather Moyse Drive
PO Box 2063
Summerside, PE   C1N 5L2
Telephone: (902) 888-8034
Fax: (902) 438-4096

 

Published date: 
May 19, 2016
Workforce and Advanced Learning

General Inquiries

Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning
3rd Floor, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street 
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6290
Fax: (902) 368-4242

wal@gov.pe.ca