Regulated trades

To work in a regulated trade in Alberta, you must be registered with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). AIT is responsible for administering laws and regulations governing work in the trades.

The links below will take you to an occupational profile. Each occupational profile contains information about:

  • duties
  • salaries
  • working conditions
  • advancement opportunities
  • personal characteristics and educational qualifications you need to succeed

List of regulated trades

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Optional certification trades in Alberta, Canada

For some trades in Alberta, you do not have to be certified. You can work in an optional certification trade if your employer decides you have the skills and knowledge expected of a certified tradesperson.

A non-certified individual in an optional certification trade can also supervise and train apprentices on the job.

Anyone learning an optional certification trade, however, must become a registered apprentice.

List of optional certification trades

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