Hairstylists are designated in the province and with specific laws as per the Prince Edward Island Hairdressers Association.
The Hairdressers’ Act highlights that all studying and practising in the province must be registered with or licensed by the association. For students, they should be enrolled in a training institution registered with the association. They are also expected to complete 1,250 training hours and must pass the examination for theory and technical skills.
Once training is finished, the graduate must register as a licensed beauty operator I with the association. The license allows the hairstylist to start their employment with a licensed salon and practice their skills supervised by a master beauty operator. A minimum of 1,000 work hours are required to take the practical examination given by the association. Passing the exam allows the beauty operator I to become a beauty operator II.
As a beauty operator II, the hairstylist is also expected to continue working with the master beauty operator to advance their skills. They also need at least 1,000 work hours to register as a master beauty operator with the association.
Further details about licensing for hairstylists are given here:
Also, hairstylists are designated for a Red Seal certification, so they can challenge the examination to work in any province in Canada.