Boilermaker (Construction Boilermaker)

“Boilermaker” is a tradesperson who must possess the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required to fabricate, construct, install, assemble, erect, demolish, repair and maintain a wide variety of vessels, tanks, towers, boilers, hoists and other structures, ancillary equipment and fixtures made of steel, other metals, fiberglass, and other materials. The broad scope of the boilermaker trade includes the construction and maintenance activities performed in the field and in industrial and commercial plants such as: cement plants, fertilizer plants, water treatment facilities, breweries, sawmills, iron and steel production facilities, steam generation plants, electric power generation (thermal, nuclear, hydro) plants, gas turbines, refineries (oil, chemical), shipbuilding and repair  docks, pulp and paper mills, wind and fusion sites, and many other industrial and commercial facilities.          

HARMONIZED PROGRAM IN EFFECT SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification.  Download (158 KB)
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (744 PDF KB)
Exam Weighting Charts The Exam Weighting Charts for the Harmonized level exams will be made available as the Harmonized level exams are launched. Will be made available when the Harmonized exams are launched

For more information on the Marine Fitter Endorsement please refer to the Marine Fitter - Endorsement Program page.

Program Updates:

As we transition to the Harmonized Boilermaker program, it is important that you are accessing the correct information. For details of changes to the program, please refer to OPSN 2018 008.

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 159 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 632.62 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 1.32 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 37.8 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 72.32 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 53.05 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 77.05 KB)