Tool and Die Maker
Tool and die makers design, create, repair and test prototypes and production tools such as dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and specialty tools using various metals, alloys and plastics. In some jurisdictions, they also build and repair moulds. They produce tooling used to manufacture and stamp out parts and they supply tooling and dies for all manufacturing sectors.
Designation Year: 1992
Designated Red Seal in: BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Trade title: Tool and Die Maker, in BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Die Maker (QC), Mouldmaking Machinist (QC), Tool Maker (QC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Tool and Die Maker trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Discover the essential skills tool and die makers 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 Tool and Die Maker examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Tool and Die Maker 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 Tool and Die Maker.
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