Machinist

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, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

Machinists turn blocks of metal into complex, intricate metal parts for other products. They also fit and assemble metal parts and sub-assemblies, ensuring the parts in these products meet exacting standards in size, strength and hardness. Machinists set up and operate both conventional and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines such as cutting tools, lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, drilling and boring machines, shapers, planers, precision measuring tools, hand and power tools, and related attachments and accessories. Machinists often work in manufacturing plants or machine shops and are required to read and interpret blueprints and to perform precise machining operations based on project specifications. They must understand the fundamentals of mathematics, metallurgy and mechanical drawing.

Detailed work is a large part of a Machinist's job. Because they make parts to exacting standards, Machinists are required to verify the dimensions of products using precision measuring instruments, calibrate these measuring instruments to ensure accuracy, and inspect and test completed products to ensure that they meet quality standards.

Machinist is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Recommendations

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

 

The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 6-8 weeks (180-240 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,330 hours of work-based training.

 

A Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, after 25 weeks of training.

PROGRAM TYPES

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Feb 24 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 09 2023Feb 17 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 21 2023Apr 14 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 21 2023Apr 06 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 11 2023Jun 02 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 17 2023May 26 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

May 29 2023Jul 21 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jun 05 2023Jul 21 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 05 2023Oct 13 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 05 2023Oct 27 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 23 2023Dec 15 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 30 2023Dec 15 2023

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 03 2024Feb 23 2024

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 08 2024Feb 16 2024

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 20 2024Apr 12 2024

Machinist (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 20 2024Apr 05 2024

Machinist (Harmonized)

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