Apprenticeship workers are workers who receive on-the-job training in a skilled trade. Apprenticeship involves a contract between the worker who wants to learn trade-related skills and an employer who needs a skilled tradesperson. A worker must be employed to begin an apprenticeship and the employer must agree to apprentice the person in a trade. Apprentices earn while they learn.
- ES for the trades (pdf): An overview of the nine Essential Skills and how they are used in the trades. (HRSDC)
- ES Self Assessment for the Trades (pdf): An Essential Skills self-assessment specifically for the trades.
- Numeracy for the Trades (pdf): A math workbook specifically for the trades that will help you to be successful in an apprenticeship program. (HRSDC)
- Explore Careers (from Measure Up): The Measure Up site allows you to search various occupations to find their specific employment requirements as well as the Essential Skills
- Occupations and Tasks in the OSP Database: The Measure Up site allows you to search various occupations to find their specific employment requirements as well as the Essential Skills
- Workplace Essential Skills Snapshot for Construction Electricians (pdf): An Essential Skills snapshot and brief self-assessment for construction workers.
- Essential Skills Self-Assessment for the Trades: An Essential Skills self-assessment for the trades from Red Seal Canada.
- Essential Skills Tools: An occupation database from Red Seal Canada.
My Essential Skills
Practice your Essential Skills here. You can use the assess tools to determine which skills are your strongest and which ones you need to improve. After you have assessed your skills, focus in on those skills that you need to work on the most.
- Portfolio (HRSDC) (pdf)