Welding Training Courses in Canada

Welders are in high demand in Canada throughout a variety of industries, including:

  • Construction
  • Shipbuilding
  • Transportation
  • Metal fabrication
  • Automobile manufacturing

To become a certified welder, Canadians must earn a red seal in the trade through welding courses and hands-on training. Welding courses in Canada are designed to include the theoretical and practicum experience welders need to succeed.

At Weldtech Training, we work closely with leaders in the welding industry to ensure our welding training courses include all essential information.

Some of the courses we offer for welding training in Canada include:

Weldtech Welding Training Courses

Individual Welding Training Courses in Canada

Individual trainees face the same demand as our corporate clients; with the industry being so competitive, employers want more from their prospective employees. Weldtech can provide the welding training, upgrading, and testing you are looking for by customizing welding courses to your specific needs and wants. With small class sizes allowing for one-on-one instruction with our highly qualified instructors, and our constant updating of curriculum and facility, we ensure all of our clients are ready for the welding industry and have a competitive advantage in the market.

Benefits of individual Training at Weldtech:

  • Class sizes are small, allowing for one-on-one instruction.
  • Instructors are all CWB, TSSA, and AWS Certified and are Journeymen Red Seal Welders.
  • Welding Courses are tailored to meet your needs.
  • Weldtech Training provides testing services for AWS, TSSA, CWB and I-CAR.
  • Weldtech is a Registered Private Career College with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act of 2005.

Corporate Welding Training Courses in Canada

At Weldtech, we know companies must keep up with industry demands in an ever-changing and competitive market. We provide high-impact, customized welding courses for production and maintenance workers, such as Millwrights, Maintenance Mechanics, Electricians, Tool & Die Makers, Engineers, and Welders.

Benefits of Welding Training at Weldtech:

  • Welding courses are tailored to meet the needs of your company, employees, and applications.
  • Instructors are all CWB, TSSA, and AWS Certified and are Journeyman Red Seal Welders.
  • Class sizes are small, allowing for one-on-one instruction.
  • Weldtech Training provides testing for AWS, TSSA, CWB and I-CAR
  • Training hours are flexible.
  • Weldtech can provide your company with an all-in-one turnkey service from start to end.
  • Procedures Development to AWS – TSSA / ASME

What to Expect From a Welding Career?

Welders are in high demand, they provide a necessary service that is vital to many industries, and as the population of Canada continues to increase, the need for welders will significantly grow in the coming years.

The labour shortage conditions seen throughout the early 2020s are expected to continue over the next decade.

The Federal government’s infrastructure program ($186 billion over 12 years) may benefit welders and other workers in trades by supporting public engineering structures and institutional buildings, including transportation and public transit systems investments.

If you’re interested in a welding career, you should get started as soon as possible. Welding isn’t a job that anyone can do; it requires specific skills and training. If you want to become a welder, get the best training and skills and be prepared for the opportunities you want.

Taking welding courses and learning other specialized skills like arc welding and laser welding. Then you can expect to find positions in several areas, including:

  • Steel fabrication
  • Construction and manufacturing
  • Mills and refineries
  • Mines
  • Fabrication shops
  • And many others

Salary Expectations for Welders

Salaries vary depending on where you live. We’ll use Ontario as an example. After certification from our welding training courses, you’ll be prepared for entry-level jobs with salaries in the $36,000 range. Additional certification and experience could increase earnings to over $70,000 per year. Unionized welders could make even more.

There are also plenty of opportunities for self-employment when you have welding skills.

Welding Training Canada FAQs

Which type of welding pays the most?

Rig welders are among the highest-paid welders, averaging $77,000 annually. They often work long hours, sometimes under tough conditions. Because a mistake in this type of welding could be disastrous, only the best welders are considered for these much-coveted positions.

Does a pressure welder certificate expire?

This grade B certificate of competency has no expiration date and the holder is qualified to be tested by a Welder Testing Organization for additional (or renewal) performance qualifications. Grade C temporary certificate of competency that is valid up to 24 months.

Do you need a license to weld in Canada?

Completing a three-year apprenticeship program or having a combination of over three years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in welding usually allows someone to be eligible for trade certification.

How do I become a certified welder in Canada?

An apprenticeship training program for welders typically consists of both on-the-job and in-school training. It generally takes about 6,000 hours to become competent in the trade, which is equivalent to approximately three years. This includes 5,280 hours of on-the-job work experience and 720 hours of in-school training.

Why should I choose Weldtech Training?

Future welders choose Weldtech because of our small class sizes, and commitment to our students.

What kind of financial assistance is available for Weldtech Training students?

We can help you coordinate training through self-funding, government funding, and private funding.

What types of testing do you offer?

CWB Testing, TSSA Testing, and AWS Testing

For more information on our welding training courses in Canada, call 1-866-418-5157 or request information online.


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