You usually need a high school diploma to work in this field. To gain trade certification, you must finish a two- to four-year apprenticeship, depending on your area of work, or have a combination of three or four years' experience and high school, college or industry courses. You may need trade certification to work in your province / territory or on federal projects. Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 5 has a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma.
High School Diploma
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