Canada is the major destination for skilled labourers or workers seeking to work abroad. The country is favourable and welcoming to those highly skilled workers, who can contribute to the growth of the economy. If you are a skilled worker and looking at working abroad, Canada is also looking for you!
But, to be hired or employed as a skilled worker, you need a Certificate of Qualification to work in some skilled trades in Canada’s provinces and territories.
In Canada, provinces, and territories usually decide on the requirements and standards used to assess and recognize foreign credentials for some certain trades.
The regulatory body that governs trades in a province or territory must evaluate or assess your training, skills, trade experience and decides if you qualify to write an exam to be certified.
How To Get A Certificate Of Qualification For Your Trade
To get a certificate of qualification for your trade, you may have to physically visit the specific province or territory to write the certification examination.
You may also need a Canadian employer to give you training and work experience before you are allowed to sit for the exam.
If your trade is not regulated by a province or territory (for instance, airplane engineer or mechanic), it may be federally regulated.
The Canadian Information department for International Credentials gives information on credential assessment for all regulated trades in Canada.
Taking the Certificate of Qualification Examination
To take the Certificate of Qualification examination, you might need to call (or visit if you have to) and pay a fee to the Ontario College of Trades.
Next, the Ontario College of Trades suggests that you download and study their Exam Preparation Guide. And once you feel ready to write the exam, inform the nearest Employment Ontario apprenticeship office to book your exam.
For more information about getting licensed in your profession or trade, Exam Process and Preparation, credential assessment and more, read the Ontario College of Trades’ webpage.