Metal Fabricator (Fitter)

Metal Fabricators build, assemble and repair products made of steel or other metals for use in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction industries. They must be familiar with the properties of metal and know how to operate specialized metalworking machines. Metal Fabricators can work for sheet metal fabrication and welding shops, and for manufacturers of structural steel, boilers, plate workers, heavy machinery and transportation equipment. They can work for shipbuilding companies and for welding, ironwork and sheet metal work contractors. Metal fabrication is a good foundational skill to have in many rapidly evolving industries, such as aviation. The work of a Metal Fabricator is often intricate and highly precise.

Metal Fabricator (Fitter) 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-3 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 6-7 weeks (180-210 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 4,800 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 23 weeks of training (refer to Industry Training Authority for alternative paths into the occupation).

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 06 2022Oct 21 2022

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 06 2022Oct 21 2022

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 12 2022Oct 21 2022

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 19 2022Oct 28 2022

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 31 2022Dec 09 2022

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 31 2022Dec 16 2022

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Nov 07 2022Dec 23 2022

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 07 2022Dec 16 2022

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 09 2023Feb 24 2023

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 09 2023Feb 24 2023

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 09 2023Feb 17 2023

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Feb 13 2023Mar 31 2023

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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Program

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 06 2023Apr 21 2023

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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