You can find out about the required skills and conditions for practising a given trade by consulting the list of trades. The list also provides information about the necessary qualifications and available apprenticeship programs.
Voluntary-qualification trades are generally eligible for the Workplace Apprenticeship Program.
You are legally obliged to hold an apprenticeship card or a certificate of qualification to practise a regulated trade. The regulations that govern certain trades are generally aimed at protecting the health and safety of workers and the public.
Voluntary qualification applies to non-regulated trades. Voluntary-qualification programs allow workers with limited experience to acquire the necessary skills for the trade they want to practise, in an on-the-job context. Unless otherwise specified, these trades are eligible for the Workplace Apprenticeship Program (PAMT).
The programs also allow experienced workers to obtain official recognition for their skills.