Job requirements Locksmith in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "locksmith" was moved from the group Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c. (NOC 7384) to the group Other technical trades and related occupations (NOC 72999).
Find out what you typically need to work as a locksmith in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c. (NOC 72999).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- Completion of a two- to four-year apprenticeship program in a relevant trade, such as locksmith, recreation vehicle technician or saw fitter or College, high school or industry courses combined with several years of related work experience or Several years of on-the-job training are required.
- Trade certification for locksmiths is available, but voluntary, in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
- Trade certification for recreation vehicle service technicians is compulsory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and the Yukon.
- Sawfiler/fitter and sawfitter trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon.
- Provincial trade certification or licensing may be required for other occupations in this unit group.
- Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified recreation vehicle service technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
- Commercial divers must meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z275.4-02, Competency Standard for Diving Operations.
- Commercial divers require an Occupational Diver Certificate of Competency issued by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) or qualification earned through a formal education program, training courses in diving or a combination of education and practical experience.
- Commercial divers require certification of competency and a diving medical examination from an approved hyperbaric physician.
- Commercial divers may require military or police diving experience.
- Commercial divers usually require a provincial blaster's licence for the setting and detonation of explosives.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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