Metal Fabricator (Fitter)

Metal fabricators (fitters) make and repair metal parts used in the construction of buildings, bridges, tanks, towers, boilers, pressure vessels and other structures and products. They develop patterns, they lay out, cut and fabricate structural steel, plate and metals, and they assemble and fit metal sections and plates together to form complete units or sub-units.

NOC: 7235

Designation Year: 1991

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Metal Fabricator (Fitter), in AB, BC, NB, NL, NS, ON, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Metal Fabricator - Fitter (PE), Steel Frame Assembler, Structural Metal Fabricator (QC)

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Metal Fabricator - Fitter trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.

Essential Skills

Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.

Job Market Reports

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Sample Questions

Try the sample Metal Fabricator (Fitter) examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Metal Fabricator (Fitter) 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 Metal Fabricator (Fitter).

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