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Ironworker -Structural
& Ornamental

Certificate of Qualification 420A

An Ironworker - Structural & Ornamental is a skilled tradesperson who fabricates and installs iron and steel components, including structural steel beams and columns, ornamental ironwork, and metal decking, for construction projects. They use a variety of tools and equipment, including welding machines and torches, to cut, shape, and join metal components. Ironworker - Structural & Ornamental work in a variety of settings, including outdoor and high-rise construction sites, and must follow strict safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries on the job. They may also be responsible for inspecting and maintaining their tools and equipment.

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong communication

  • Problem-solving & planning

  • Reading & numeracy skills 

  • Good physical condition & strength

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)

  • Minimum 18 years of age


6000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Construct, assemble, install, erect, modify, mend, hoist, and disassemble structural ironwork, precast and pretensioned concrete, along with all metallic materials used in curtain walls, ornamental features, and other metalwork (including specialty metals).

  • Operate and upkeep hand and power tools, including welding and cutting equipment.

  • Assemble and raise cranes, rigs, and hoists; relocate and install components, materials, heavy equipment, and machinery required for ironwork, including the setup of all falsework and shoring.

  • Erect structural members and bridges, and secure the installation of curtain walls and glass systems.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $46.88/hr


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