Boilermakers construct, install, erect and dismantle, test, maintain and repair boilers, tanks and other vessels such as exchangers, process towers and smokestacks that contain liquids, gases and dry products. Boilermakers may be employed in construction and maintenance in a variety of industries such as metal fabricating, shipbuilding, petroleum and power generation (hydro, nuclear, thermal).

NOC: 7234

Designation Year: 1976

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Boilermaker, in AB, MB, NB, NL, NS, PE, QC, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Construction Boilermaker (BC, ON)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Boilermaker trade. New exams are currently under development.

Occupational Standard for current exams

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.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills boilermakers need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Boilermaker trade.

Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Boilermaker examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Boilermaker Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Boilermaker.

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