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Certificate of Qualification 424A


A welder is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in welding various metals using heat and pressure to join them together. They use various welding techniques such as MIG, TIG, and stick welding to create structures, repair damage, and manufacture a wide range of products. Welders work in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, and shipbuilding, and they are required to read blueprints and specifications, perform measurements, and operate welding equipment and tools. They must also be familiar with safety protocols and regulations related to welding and take necessary precautions to avoid injury or damage to 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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