Moving to New Brunswick from Abroad
A trade qualifier is someone who has trades experience (in Canada or abroad) or certification from another country. Trade qualifiers may challenge the certification exam in their trade to become a certified tradesperson in Canada. Instructions about how to do this in New Brunswick follow:
Documentation Requirements for Trade Qualifiers
- A Grade 12 or equivalent is not required for the Trade Qualifier application.
- There are industry-approved minimum time requirements for each trade. The required number of hours is indicated on the Board Order for your trade.
- Review the Apprenticeship Training Standard for your trade. Compare your skills to those identified for the trade. These are the skills you will be tested on during the certification exam.
- Required practical skills are indicated on the applicable Board Order.
- Your employer(s) must complete an Employer Confirmation form.
Translation of Documents
- Documents are accepted in French or English. If documents must be translated, a professional translator approved by the department must be used.
- Meet with an Apprenticeship & Occupational Certification counsellor at a regional office to pick up the application package.
- Once your application is completed, ensure it is signed and accompanied by all necessary documentation. A $100 application assessment fee is payable.
- Submit the completed application in person or by mail to a regional apprenticeship office
Write and Pass Examination
- If your application is approved, you will have the opportunity to write a multiple choice exam. You must make an appointment to write the exam with the regional apprenticeship office and pay a $250 examination fee.
- A pass mark of 70% or higher is required to obtain a Certificate of Qualification
Certificate of Qualification
- Once you earn your Certificate of Qualification, you can legally work in a compulsory trade. Certification is not required for voluntary trades.
If you need your qualifications assessed
If you have a vehicle
If you are an immigrant to Canada
If you need somewhere to live
If you have children