Ironworkers (reinforcing) cut, bend, lay out, place and weld reinforcing steel rods, welded wire fabric and composite materials in a wide variety of poured concrete products and structures such as buildings, highways, bridges, stadiums and towers. They also place and stress various post-tensioning systems in structures such as parking garages, bridges and stadiums.
Designation Year: 2006
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Ironworker (Reinforcing), in AB, BC, NB, NL, NS, PE, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Reinforcing Rodworker (ON), Reinforcing Steel Erector (QC)
View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.
Discover the essential skills ironworkers (reinforcing) need to succeed in their trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Ironworker (Reinforcing) examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ironworker (Reinforcing) Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Ironworker (Reinforcing).
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