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Welder

Trade Description:

A certified welder has the knowledge, ability and skills required to lay out, cut, prepare, repair, form, bend, install and join metals using a variety of welding equipment. Since the range of industrial items made of metal is extensive, welders must not only be versatile but also highly skilled.

Welders are employed by boiler and heavy machinery manufacturers, metal fabrication shops, the aerospace industry, transportation companies and welding shops.

In addition to a Red Seal endorsed certification-theory examination, a practical examination is required for this trade.

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
National Occupational Analysis Sample Exams
 

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
3 1,600   8-8-8 ACC 
 

Training Standards:

2017 Technical Training – Effective School Year 2018-2019 (For Incoming Apprentices)
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Three
 
2008 Technical Training – Effective Until School Year 2020-2021 (For Current Apprentices Only)
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
 

Practice Practical Exams:

 PDF DocumentStructural Level 1  PDF DocumentStructural Level 2  PDF DocumentStructural Level 3
 

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
4.5 7,200
Yes
PDF Document Structural
     or
PDF Document Pressure
PDF Document Work Experience Form
 

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
Level
Welder
__ Assiniboine Community College, School of Trades & Technology Welding Program 1
College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate __ Industrial Welding Program 1
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School __ Welding Program 1
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School __ Welding Program 1
Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Industrial Welding Program 1
Morden Collegiate __ Welding Program 1
Morris School __ Welding Technology Program 1
__ Piping Trades Technical College Pre-Apprentice Pressure Welding Program 1
R. B. Russell Vocational School __ Welder Program 1
__ Red River College, Mech, Manufacturing & Materials Welding Program 1
Steinbach Regional Secondary School __ Welder Program 1
Swan Valley Regional Secondary School __ Welding Program 1
__ University College of the North - The Pas Industrial Welding Program 1
__ University College of the North - Swan River - Swan Valley Industrial Welding Program 1