Welder

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.

NOC: 7237

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)

Occupational Standard for current exams

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.

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

Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.

Sample Questions

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

Red Seal Exam Breakdown

Consult the Welder Red Seal Exam Breakdown 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 Welder.

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