The Filling the Gap- Advanced Pressure Welder Training Program is funded by the Government of Canada to upskill apprentices and journeypersons across Canada. This project supports the Government of Canada's commitment to strengthening union-based apprenticeship training, innovation and enhanced partnerships. The objective of this project is to improve the quality of training in the trades to better support a skilled, inclusive, certified, and productive trades workforce which also aims to address barriers that prevent key groups, such as women and Indigenous people, from succeeding in the trades.
The Filling the Gap- Advanced Pressure Welder Training Program is a five-year project which comprises of series of eight-week training programs to upgrade apprentices and welders across Canada with the key intentions of addressing some of the challenges limiting the apprenticeship outcome, improving the quality of pressure welding trainings and most importantly, increase the supply of skilled Pressure Welders to fill the current skills gap and mismatch across the country. This comprehensive 8-week training program is delivered through a combination of in-person (both theoretical and practical hands-on training) and online training. Participants in this program learn in-demand pressure welding processes and techniques, achieve a series of practical competencies and receive multiple pressure welding qualifications that enable them to be job-ready to meet current and future industry needs. Those who complete this training program will have worked with highly skilled instructors to gain valuable and relevant skills that increase their employment opportunities.
*Financial Assistance is also provided to eligible participants for the duration of the program, check with your local Training Coordinator upon registration for more info.
Upgrading welding skills to be a pressure welder and improving your employability.
Tailored training provided by use of innovative approaches and best practices through a personalized learning model to get you additional certifications to become a highly skilled welder
With highly qualified instructors.
Initial Pressure Welding Provincial Qualification; CWB four position qualification (CSA W47.1); Carbon 2” sch. 160-6G Stick or TIG; Stainless - TIG root, Stick (fill and cap) - 2” sch. 160-6G; Inconel - 2” sch. 160 TIG root, Stick fill and cap - 6G; 9Chrome - 2” or 4” TIG all out 6G
Including Fall Protection, Confined Space, Quantitative Fit Testing & Audiometric Testing.
If your answer is yes to the following questions, then you are qualified to join the program.
Register early to guarantee your spot. Check with your training Coordinator for more information.
Are you interested in becoming an apprentice Boilermaker or apprentice Welder?
You’ll get paid while you learn on the job. Once you graduate, you’ll be a journeyperson earning top wages (up to $55 per hour) and benefits, including Canada’s best health and welfare plan and an industry-leading pension plan.
During your apprenticeship training, you’ll follow a national core curriculum, learning the standards of our trade that will let you move from province to province when you earn your journeyperson’s Red Seal certificate.
From the early days of steamships and locomotives, our union has been a leader in apprenticeship training and skills upgrading for journeypersons. Once you’ve graduated, you can attend ongoing skills-upgrading courses at one of our local training centres. Our training courses cover all aspects of safety and many trade-related subjects, such as welding, rigging and supervision just to name a few. If you wish to learn more about a Boilermaker apprenticeship in your province, please fill out the application form.
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