|Welders operate welding equipment to weld
ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This unit group also includes
machine operators who operate previously set up production
welding, brazing and soldering equipment. They are employed by
companies that manufacture structural steel and platework,
boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft and ships and other metal
products and by welding contractors and welding shops, or they
may be self-employed.
1) A High School graduate as much as
2) 3 years training or work
experience or a combination of 3 years work experience in
the trade and some high school, college or industry courses
in welding (to be eligible for trade certification.
3) Trade certification is compulsory
in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and
Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nunavut, the
Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
4) Interprovincial trade
certification (Red Seal) is also available for qualified