Quality standards are the backbone of the Red Seal Program. They provide all partners with industry’s guideposts for describing the trade, for designing useful and consistent apprenticeship training tools and for developing fair and consistent tools for assessment. The National Occupational Analyses (NOA) were for many years the standard for the Red Seal Program. As part of an initiative to Strengthen the Red Seal Program, a new format for the standard was adopted in 2015. This Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) will be developed for all Red Seal trades, over time.
Learn why the RSOS or NOA is one of the most important documents for your trade.
Learn about the background and objectives of the RSOS and NOA.
Understand the structure of each NOA and how the analyses were developed and validated.
Find out how you can help update Red Seal trades standards.