Who can work in a designated trade?

Trades with Restricted Activities

47 out of Alberta's 59 designated trades include 'restricted activities'.

  • Restricted activities are specific tasks and functions that Alberta requires tradespeople to meet certain criteria in order to perform. 
  • A list of trades that have restricted activities can be found here

To work in a trade with restricted activities, you must be:

Review the trade profile for your trade to determine which activities in your trade are restricted and whether you are authorized to approve them. 

Trades without Restricted Activities

Some designated trades have no restricted activities, meaning anyone can work within the trades, regardless of registration, experience, or certification. A list of these trades can be found here