Who Can Learn an Occupation?

Get your skills recognized and prove your competency in your occupation.

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A designated occupation is designated under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act by the Minister of Advanced Education.

  • The primary focus of designated occupations is the recognition of acquired skills and competencies. Some designated occupations have formal training provided by industry.
  • To work in a designated occupation, there is no requirement to be certified or be a registered trainee. A person who is working in - and learning - the occupation is not required to take prescribed training.

People working in an occupation can work towards an Occupational Certificate, a document issued by Apprenticeship and Industry Training, that proves they have the skills, competencies and standards of performance recognized by industry. Specific information about eligibility requirements is provided for each occupation in Trades and Occupations.