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Ironworker (Generalist)

Trade Description:

Ironworkers are skilled tradespeople with a range of skills. They erect structural steel components, reinforce steel, post tension tendons, install conveyors and robotic equipment and perform reconstructive work on existing structures and bridges. The full range of tasks as an ironworker includes planning and co-ordination of equipment, materials and human resources; construction and demolition of structures; and storage and inventory of materials and equipment.

Construction contractors, insulation contractors, and industrial plants are major employers of ironworkers.

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

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
3 1,800 9-7-9*

* 2020 Technical Training Standard – effective School Year 2020-2021 (for incoming Level 1 apprentices)
** 2012 Technical Training Standard – effective until School Year 2019-2020 (for active apprentices only)


Training Standards:

2020 Technical Training Standard (See Implementation Schedule below)
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document RSOS Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Three
2012 Technical Training Standard
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

Implementation Schedule

Level 1 – 2020 Standard
Level 2 – 2020 Standard
Level 3 - 2020 Standard

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams                                                             Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
4.5 8,100 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form