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Apprenticeship & Trades Certification Division

To obtain information about programs and services, please contact the office in your area. Choose Contact Us for information about all Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division staff.

Avalon Location: 1170 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, NL
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Phone: (709) 729-2729
Fax: (709) 729-5878
Clarenville Location and Mailing Address: 45 Tilley’s Road Clarenville, NL A5A 1Z4
Phone: (709) 466-3982
Fax: (709) 466-3987
Central Location and Mailing Address: 42 Hardy Avenue, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J9
Phone: (709) 292-4215
Fax: (709) 292-4502
Western Location: Aylward Building, 2nd floor, 1 Union Street, Corner Brook, NL
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2006, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J8
Phone: (709) 637-2366
Fax: (709) 637-2519
Labrador Location: Bursey Building, 163 Hamilton River Road, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3014, Station B, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0
Phone: (709) 896-6348
Fax: (709) 896-6703

News and Events

  • Pre-Apprentices: Interim Logbooks are now available at http://www.aes.gov.nl.ca/app/forms/index.html#preapprentice 
  • Forum of Labour Market Ministers Press Release: Labour market ministers from across Canada met on November 21, 2014 to build on their efforts to resolve labour market challenges and ensure that all Canadians can take advantage of economic opportunities. Click here (46 KB) to read this article.
  • Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program: This program is an Atlantic strategy for journeypersons to develop and strengthen their business and leadership skills and to gain regional career mobility. The Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program is comprised of five stand-alone modules. Each develops a specific set of skills that is critical to trades businesses.

    For Journeypersons, some of the goals of the program are to help keep our certified tradespeople here in Atlantic Canada and to assist journeypersons to start and operate their own business or move into leadership roles in their organizations.

    For Business Owners, the program can help you develop the skills you need to take your business to the next level. It can even strengthen your business’ succession plan by preparing your employees to take over managerial roles in your business. By strengthening the business management skills of Atlantic Canadians, the Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program is helping to sustain and grow Atlantic Canada’s economy.

    For more information on this new initiative, please visit http://www.atbseal.com/index.html or http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2013/aes/0515n03.htm

  •  Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Procedures. Updates to the divisions’ RPL policy and procedures came into effect on January 1, 2013. The goals of the updates are to:
    • Promote a better understanding of RPL and provide clear pathways to assessment and recognition.
    • Promote consistency in assessment and recognition practices.
    • Encourage the use of RPL as a tool to increase apprenticeship completion rates.
    For more information and to obtain an applicant’s guide and the forms you will need when participating in RPL, please visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

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