Newfoundland & Labrador has four categories for their trade skills:
- Certification Only – No training is available in the province for these trades, but individuals can take certification exams.
- Training and Certification – Training and certification are offered in the province.
- Provincial Trades – Non-Red Seal trades designated for provincial training and/or certification as needed locally.
- Interprovincial Trades – Trades that have Red Seal endorsements, allowing professionals to work anywhere in the country.
Initially, designated trades are voluntary, and there are only five compulsory trades in Newfoundland & Labrador. However, massage therapy has its own set of regulations about who can legally practice in the province.
Beauty services are not listed as compulsory, so they are not regulated in the province. The list of designated trades shows that hairstylists are categorised under Training and Certification, but this only means that professionals have the option to get certified in the province by taking an accredited program. This trade is still voluntary.