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 the Industry Training Authority for alternative paths into the occupation).

PROGRAM TYPES

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Jan 30 2023Jul 06 2023

Metal Fabricator (Fitter)(HL)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Feb 06 2023Jul 14 2023

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 06 2023Aug 11 2023

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 21 2023Mar 22 2024

Metal Fabricator (Fitter) / Sheet Metal (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 05 2023Apr 19 2024

Fabricator-Welder Foundation Harmonized

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 05 2023Feb 23 2024

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 02 2024Jul 26 2024

Metal Fabricator (Fitter) / Sheet Metal (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Feb 05 2024Jul 11 2024

Metal Fabricator (Fitter)(HL)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Feb 05 2024Jul 12 2024

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 18 2024Jul 26 2024

Metal Fabricator (Fitter-Harmonized)

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