Welder Foundation

Welders use manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal pieces together. They use flame-cutting, brazing and soldering equipment to melt and fuse pieces to form a permanent bond. They also use metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines.

Welder Foundation training (formerly Level C) involves welding various steel and aluminum parts using the SMAW, GMAW and FCAW processes, in the fabrication, construction, erection and repair of components or structures, in plate and structural applications.

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: an Apprenticeship model comprising Levels 1-to-3, with an optional Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) endorsement, and the non-apprentice programs of "Welder B and A".

 

1. Students without an employer sponsor may register in the Welder Foundation program. If they are unable to secure a sponsor they can continue in the non-apprentice pathway, Welder A-B Modular.

 

2. Students with an employer sponsor will follow the Welder Apprentice pathway. Those that have already completed Welder Foundation are eligible to begin at Level 3.

PROGRAM TYPES

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jun 17 2024Jan 09 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

5054 48th Ave SE Salmon Arm, BC

Aug 06 2024Jan 31 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 06 2024Feb 28 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 26 2024Mar 21 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Duncan Ave. Penticton

Aug 26 2024Mar 21 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 03 2024Mar 28 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 03 2024Mar 28 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Sep 03 2024Apr 17 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 03 2024Jun 20 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 03 2024Jun 20 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 03 2024Jun 06 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 03 2024Jun 06 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Port Alberni - Tebo

Sep 03 2024Mar 20 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 03 2024Mar 20 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Sep 03 2024Mar 27 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Nicola Valley Institute of Tech.

Merritt

Sep 03 2024Mar 14 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 03 2024Apr 04 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Sep 03 2024Mar 28 2025

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Sep 03 2024Mar 28 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 03 2024May 09 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Sep 23 2024Jun 04 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 23 2024May 30 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 23 2024May 30 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 23 2024Apr 17 2025

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Oct 15 2024May 09 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 21 2024May 16 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 28 2024May 23 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Oct 28 2024May 23 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 12 2024Jun 06 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Jan 06 2025Jul 17 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 06 2025Jul 18 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 20 2025Aug 01 2025

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Jan 20 2025Aug 01 2025

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College of New Caledonia

Burns Lake

Jan 27 2025Aug 08 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Quesnel

Jan 27 2025Aug 08 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 27 2025Oct 31 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 27 2025Oct 31 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 27 2025Oct 17 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 27 2025Oct 17 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 27 2025Aug 08 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Feb 03 2025Jul 18 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Feb 03 2025Aug 14 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

5054 48th Ave SE Salmon Arm, BC

Feb 03 2025Aug 15 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Feb 03 2025Aug 15 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Feb 10 2025Aug 22 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Feb 10 2025Aug 22 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 10 2025Sep 19 2025

Welder (Harmonized)

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