In Ontario, hairstylists and barbers are the only compulsory trade skills. This means that each student must take and complete an apprenticeship program facilitated by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. Upon training completion, the student is given a Certificate of Apprenticeship.
From here, they need to take a certifying exam that allows them to earn the Certificate of Qualification. With this certificate, they can work as a professional hairstylist or barber in Ontario.
More information is discussed in Skilled Trades Ontario, an agency created by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development that offers apprenticeship programs and certifications: