Course Description:

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of skilled trades in Ontario, facilitated by Skilled Trades Ontario (STO), an agency of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. Explore the major sectors within the construction industry and the diversity of trades available. Gain insights into both compulsory and non-compulsory trades, along with the benefits of earning a Certificate of Qualification.

Understand the significance of Red Seal trades, allowing you to practice your trade across Canada. Get a glimpse of the apprenticeship journey, starting with eligibility criteria and finding an employer sponsor. Learn about financial supports available to apprentices, making your training more accessible. Additionally, discover financial incentives for employers who hire and sponsor apprentices, making it a win-win for both sides.

Who should take this course:

Job seekers seeking to embark on a fulfilling career, students considering educational pathways in trades, and individuals from various backgrounds looking to make a career change. It also appeals to construction enthusiasts intrigued by the dynamic world of skilled trades.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

Delivery Mode:

Self-Directed Online study via 24×7 access to individual learner account on user friendly LMS.


Accessible on laptop, desktop, and mobile devices using all browsers and Brightspace Pulse App (available in App Store and Google Play)


Minimum 80% score is required on the Final Assessment to receive Completion Certificate.


A digital Certificate of Completion is generated and stored within the LMS platform. PDF version is available to download and print.

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Prerequisites: There are no specific prerequisites for this course.