Workforce Development
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Machinist

Trade Description:

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to precision cut, mill, turn, bore, drill or grind metal and similar materials into parts or products. They study specifications and drawings, calculate dimensions and tolerances, and then measure, set up and manufacture their projects.

You can also train to be a CNC machinist after you complete either your machinist or tool and die certification. A CNC machinist is someone who programs, sets up and operates metal-cutting computer numerical control machines. Machinists are employed in machine shops, rail companies and by metal product, and farm machinery manufacturing and the aerospace industry. 

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
4 1,800 9-8-8-8*
9-8-8-4**
RRC 

* 2019 Technical Training Standard – effective School Year 2020-2021 (for incoming Level 1 apprentices)
** 2012 Technical Training Standard – effective until School Year 2021-2022 (for active apprentices only)

 

Training Standards:

2019 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
PDF Document Level Four
 
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
PDF Document Level Four
 

Implementation Schedule

2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
Level 1 – 2019 Standard Level 1 – 2019 Standard Level 1 – 2019 Standard
Level 2 - 2019 Standard Level 2 – 2019 Standard Level 2 – 2019 Standard
Level 3 - 2012 Standard Level 3 - 2019 Standard Level 3 - 2019 Standard
Level 4 - 2012 Standard Level 4 - 2012 Standard Level 4 - 2019 Standard
 

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
 6  10,800  Yes
PDF Document Work Experience Form
 

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
Level
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Machinist
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Assiniboine Community College, School of Trades & Technology Industrial Metal Fabrication (Machine Shop Program) 1
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate __ Metals & Aerospace Technology Program 1
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Neeginan College of Applied Technology / CAHRD Machine Tool Technology 1
__ Red River College, Mech, Manufacturing & Materials Manufacturing Technician 1
__ Red River College, Mech, Manufacturing & Materials Precision Metal Machining 1
Technical Vocational High School __ Machine Shop Program 1