Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Note: This trade is transitioning to a Pan-Canadian Harmonized program, so it is important that Apprentices understand how that impacts their program path. Details on the transition can be found via the Industry Training Authority link, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces and generators, in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Millwrights are also responsible for assembling, aligning, troubleshooting, inspecting, dismantling and moving this machinery and equipment. Troubleshooting may include diagnosing irregularities and malfunctions, making adjustments, and repairing or replacing parts. Millwrights work with a wide variety of tools, including hand and power tools in installation and repair work. Hoisting and lifting equipment such as cranes, jacks and forklifts are commonly used to position large machines or machine parts.

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Recommendations

The following education is recommended: Grade 10 (Grade 12 preferred) including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.

 

Millwrights enjoy machinery, have good manual dexterity & motor coordination, and are detail oriented.

 

The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 7 weeks (210 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,360 hours of work-based training.

 

The Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2 (for alternative paths into the occupation, refer to Industry Training Authority below).

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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Thompson Rivers University

NorKam

Aug 15 2022Jan 27 2023

Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) / Machinist (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Mar 03 2023

Industrial Mechanic (Harmonized) /Machinist

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Sep 06 2022Mar 29 2023

Millwright Foundation

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Mar 02 2023

Millwright Foundation (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Sep 06 2022May 25 2023

Millwright / Machinist

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 06 2022Mar 03 2023

Millwright Foundation (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Sep 06 2022Mar 03 2023

Millwright (Industrial Mechanic-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 06 2022Mar 03 2023

Millwright Foundation (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Jan 30 2023Aug 24 2023

Millwright / Machinist

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Millwright (Industrial Mechanic-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Millwright Foundation (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Quesnel

Feb 06 2023Jul 21 2023

Industrial Mechanic (Harmonized) /Machinist

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College of New Caledonia

Vanderhoof

Feb 06 2023Jul 21 2023

Industrial Mechanic (Harmonized) /Machinist

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Coast Mountain College

Kitimat

Feb 06 2023Jun 23 2023

Industrial Mechanic - Millwright

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