Ironworker - Reinforcing

Ironworkers (Reinforcing) cut, bend, lay out, place and weld reinforcing steel rods, weld wire fabric and composite materials in a wide variety of structures such as buildings, highways, bridges, stadiums and towers. They also place and stress various post-tensioning systems in structures such as parking garages, bridges and stadiums where longer unsupported spans are required. After placing post-tensioning systems, they stress the tendons to predetermined specifications using hydraulic jacks and pumps.Ironworkers (Reinforcing) unload fabricated or bar materials and place the material for hoisting as needed. While the reinforcing material is usually pre-cut and fabricated off-site, ironworkers (reinforcing) can be involved in cutting and bending material according to design specifications and drawings. Ironworkers (reinforcing) may pre-assemble reinforcing material by laying the material out and connecting sub-assemblies on the ground prior to final placement. They organize the hoisting of the components by connecting the cables and slings to the components and directing crane operators. They position, align and secure components according to drawings, using a variety of methods.

Program Updates:

Effective immediately current and prospective apprentices and challengers will be subject to a slight decrease in reporting work-based training hours (-20 for apprentices, -30 for challengers). This decrease has come about as part of the Pan-Canadian Harmonization initiative.

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 419.92 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 1.2 MB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 453.74 KB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 29.92 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 141.77 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 237.31 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 259.25 KB)