Welders use manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal pieces together. 

You can become a certified welder:

  • Welder Foundation program
  • Apprenticeship program
  • ITA Challenge

Foundation programs are for people who do not have work experience nor employer sponsorship and provide an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to enter the welder trade.

Apprenticeship programs are for people who have an employer to sponsor them;

Challenge programs are for people who have extensive welding experience and wish to challenge the certification.

 Welder Foundation: Certificate of Completion (equivalent to Level 1 and 2 and 300 Work Based Training hours.

  • Technical Training 840 hours ( 28 hours per week for 28 weeks)
  • ITA Standardized written exam

Welder Level 1

  • Technical Training 240 hours (8 weeks)
  • Work based training- accumulate hours;
  • Logbook:Accumulate competencies
  • ITA Standardized Written exam

Welder Level 2

  • Technical Training  240 Hours (8 weeks)
  • Work based training: Accumulate hours
  • Logbook: Accumulate competencies
  • ITA Standardized Written exam

Welder Level 3

  • 3000 hours of work based training recommended to take Welder Level 3
  • technical training 300 hours (11 weeks)
  • work based Training : 4620 hours total
  • Interprovincial Red Seal Exam
  • Logbook Completion

Recommendation for Certification: Certificate of Qualification

Multi-Purpose Alloy Welding Endorsement (MPAW)-OPTIONAL

  • technical training 150 hours (5 weeks)
  • work based training hours: 900 hours
  • ITA standardized written exam
  • Logbook completion

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