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).
Designation Year: 1976
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Boilermaker, in AB, BC, MB, NL, NS, PE, QC, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Construction Boilermaker (NB, ON)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Boilermaker trade. New exams are currently under development.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
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Try the sample Boilermaker examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Boilermaker Exam Breakdown 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 Boilermaker.