International Comparison of Training and Certification Systems for Red Seal Trades, Benchmarking Framework (2009)


This document provides a framework for comparing trades training and certification systems in other countries with Canada’s Red Seal trades training and certification system. It may be used to:

  • facilitate the recognition of training and qualifications
  • conduct knowledge and skills gap analyses
  • assess qualification gaps and target recruitment efforts
  • assess prior knowledge
  • design, develop and evaluate retooling interventions
  • calibrate the Red Seal standards
  • inform Mutual Recognition Agreements’ initiatives