Welders permanently join pieces of metal by applying heat, using filler metal or fusion process. They join parts being manufactured, build structures and repair damaged or worn parts. They also fabricate parts, tools, machines and equipment used in the construction and manufacturing industries.
Designation Year: 1979
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Welder in, AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Welder Level 'A' or Welder Level 'B' (BC), Welder-Fitter (QC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Welder trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Welder examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Welder 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 Welder.
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