Trades & Occupations


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Check out a list of designated trades and occupations in Alberta.

If you have ever wondered about all the different trades and occupations out there for you, see a list on the Alberta Education website.

From their website:

What is a Trade?

Designated trades have an apprenticeship program. When a trade is designated, it has either a compulsory or optional certification.

  • A worker in a compulsory certification trade is a registered apprentice or a certified journeyperson.
  • A worker in an optional certification trade can work for an employer who is satisfied that person has the skills and knowledge expected of a certified journeyperson, or be self-employed.
  • To work in and learn a compulsory or optional certification trade in Alberta, a person must be a registered apprentice.

What is an Occupation?

An occupation is more than just a job; it’s a career that can require many different types of training or certification. Designated occupations:

  • have training and certification requirements designed by industry
  • have certificates issued by the provincial government
  • recognize skills and competencies learned through any of the following:
  • work experience
  • formal training provided by industry
  • a combination of work experience and training

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