Government of New Brunswick


Apprenticeship is a long-standing part of the training and education system in New Brunswick. It is a structured training program comprised of a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom training and requires the committed participation of three partners: the apprentice, the employer and the government represented by Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification.

This apprenticeship training program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become qualified as a Construction Craft Worker.


An individual may register into an apprenticeship agreement upon verification of credentials as stipulated in Board Order GA002, “Pre-requisites to Registration into an Apprenticeship Agreement”, and be employed in the occupation with a recognized employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.

A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification are awarded upon successful completion of 3600 hours of on-the-job and technical training and the final examination. In most instances, an Interprovincial Red Seal will be affixed to these documents.


An individual desiring certification as a journeyperson in New Brunswick in the Construction Craft Worker occupation is required to meet one of the criteria as stipulated in Board Order GC001, “Requirements to Obtain a Certificate of Qualification.”

A person who has gained the equivalent of 5400 hours of practical experience in the Construction Craft Worker occupation may apply to challenge the certification examination. Successful candidates will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification. In most instances, an Interprovincial Red Seal will be affixed to the document.

For more information, please see the corresponding board order for this occupation under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.


The construction craft worker occupation includes

(a) the handling of construction materials, using and maintaining tools and equipment, organizing work, interpreting basic blueprints and performing routine activities related to the occupation;

(b) the preparing, cleaning and monitoring of sites, performing basic demolition and ground work, performing safety watches;
(c) the using of scaffolding and access equipment;
(d) the assisting with shoring, setting up and dismantling of formwork for concrete;
(e) the placing and assisting with finishing of concrete, modified concrete, assisting with the installation of grout, epoxies and caulking;
(f) the preparing for masonry work and tending of bricklayers;
(g) the installing of utility piping and performing pipeline activities; and
(h) the installing of paving materials and roadwork components.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Interprovincial Standards Examination200.002013-04-01
Certificate of Qualification Examination2013-04-01
Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status150.002013-04-01
Replacement of Certification Documents20.002013-04-01
Tuition Fees - technical training weekly rate85.002013-04-01
Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee100.002013-04-01
Prior Learning Assessment100.002013-04-01
Apprenticeship Registration Fee25.002013-04-01
Replacement of Photo Identification Card20.002013-04-01
Replacement of Progress Record Book25.002013-04-01
Assessment of Foreign Credentials100.002013-04-01