#20. Protect existing scopes of practice and ensure new skills fall within existing Red Seal certification framework in Canada

As the shift toward electrification and new Industry 4.0 work processes takes place, the pre-existing challenges of trades, attraction, retention and preservation, will rise to the surface. Governments, including provincial trades oversight bodies, must calibrate new skills such as 3D printing and scanning, virtual reality, simulation and robotics through Canada’s Red Seal certification framework or include these skills within expanded scopes of practice across existing trades.

Red Seal Apprenticeship Program Registrations Annual, 2010-2020

Red and blue bar graph of red seal apprenticeship registrations in Canada of industrial electricians and millwrights from 2010 to 2020.

Source: Statistics Canada CANSIM Table 37-10-0137-01