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Native Clothing and Crafts Artisan
About 2 years
Red Seal

Native clothing and crafts artisans keep traditional themes alive in their artwork, which can be demonstrated in many forms. Some of their skills may include mukluk and moccasin making, quill work art, moose and caribou hair tufting and sculpting, fishscale art, birch bark baskets, and North American bead work. Other artisans may specialize in making jewellery, pottery, rugs, or musical instruments.

Certification Requirements
  • The Native Clothing and Crafts Artisan apprenticeship consists of 3,520 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 480 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 4,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.