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Certificate of Qualification 424A

Ironworker - Structural & Ornamental

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

  • Knowledge of building & construction

  • Strong Attention to detail

  • Strong communication, reading & writing, numeracy & problem-solving skills

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self-employment

  • Fabrication

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals

  • Read and interpret drawings & specifications

  • Work with and install plastic, granite, aluminum panels and other similar materials used as glass substitutes

  • Work from mobile equipment, scaffolds and swing stages, sometimes at great heights, to manoeuvre glass panels that are lifted by cranes and other lifting equipment


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $36/hr 


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