Welder Apprentice

Welders use manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, on both plate and/or pipe, using SMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes. They use flame-cutting, brazing and soldering equipment, melting and fusing pieces to be joined to form a permanent bond. They also use metal-shaping machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines.

Welders generally plan work from drawings or by analyzing the job tasks, determine the materials required and welding processes, then use their knowledge to complete the job. They may specialize in certain types of welding such as custom fabrication, ship building and repair, pressure vessel welding, pipeline construction welding, structural construction welding or machinery and equipment repair welding.

Certified welders will qualify for Pressure Welding tests in British Columbia, administered by Technical Safety BC.

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

Recommendations

Grade 10 or equivalent education is recommended (Grade 12 preferred).

 

Two separate Welder program pathways are available to students. In contrast to the apprenticeship pathway described here, the other one does not require employer sponsorship - refer to Welder A-B Modular for details.

 

The Apprenticeship program comprises Levels 1-to-3 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 8-10 weeks (240-300 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 4,620 hours of work-based training. Students that have completed Welder Foundation are eligible to begin at Level 3.

 

After receiving their Certificate of Qualification, Welders can optionally register for an advanced Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) endorsement, requiring a further 5 weeks (150 hours) of technical training and 900 hours of work-based training.

PROGRAM TYPES

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Jan 03 2023Feb 24 2023

Welder (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Feb 03 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Jan 09 2023Mar 03 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Jan 09 2023Mar 03 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 09 2023Mar 03 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 06 2023Mar 10 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Feb 27 2023May 05 2023

Welder (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Mar 06 2023May 12 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 05 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023Apr 14 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Mar 27 2023Jul 14 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Mar 27 2023May 19 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 03 2023Jun 09 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Apr 17 2023Jun 09 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Apr 17 2023Jun 09 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 17 2023May 19 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

May 08 2023Jun 09 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

May 08 2023Jun 30 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

May 08 2023Jun 09 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

May 23 2023Jun 23 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jun 26 2023Jul 28 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jul 04 2023Sep 08 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 01 2023Sep 01 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 21 2023Oct 27 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Aug 28 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Aug 28 2023Oct 20 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 05 2023Oct 06 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 03 2023Dec 08 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 10 2023Dec 01 2023

Welder (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Oct 10 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Oct 10 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Oct 10 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 10 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 10 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 10 2023Nov 10 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Oct 23 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 23 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Oct 30 2023Dec 22 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Nov 13 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 14 2023Dec 15 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Jan 02 2024Feb 23 2024

Welder (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 02 2024Feb 23 2024

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 02 2024Feb 02 2024

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 03 2024Mar 08 2024

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Jan 03 2024Feb 23 2024

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 03 2024Feb 02 2024

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 08 2024Mar 01 2024

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 05 2024Mar 08 2024

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Feb 26 2024May 03 2024

Welder (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Feb 26 2024May 03 2024

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Mar 04 2024May 10 2024

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Mar 11 2024May 23 2024

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 11 2024Apr 12 2024

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Mar 25 2024May 31 2024

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER THE PROGRAM BUT HAVE NO ACTIVELY SCHEDULED INTAKES

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Apr 04 2022May 27 2022

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 06 2022Mar 24 2023

Welder Apprentice (Harmonized)

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