Tool and Die Maker

"Tool and Die Maker" means a person who makes, repairs and tests dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges and special hand tools by laying out, setting-up, machining, fitting and finishing metal stock and castings.

Program Updates:

The Machinist Red Seal certification is a prerequisite to entering the Tool and Die apprenticeship and challenge pathways. Previously, the total work-based training hours required to challenge the Tool and Die program included Tool and Die plus Machinist work-based hours. Effective September 30, 2016, the work-based training hour requirement for the Tool and Die challenge pathway has been adjusted to represent only Tool and Die work-based hours. See the Program Update for complete details.

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 138.26 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 345.02 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 134.01 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 147.84 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 63.84 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 77.55 KB)