Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as conveyor systems in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Millwright is designated as Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. Millwrights also perform routine maintenance activities, such as cleaning and lubricating equipment, adjusting valves and seals, and investigating breakdowns.

OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS THE MILLWRIGHT PROGRAM WILL BE CHANGING. WHERE ARE WE NOW?

JANUARY 2018 - DECEMBER 2018

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Harmonized*

Current**

Current**

Current**

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in January 2018

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before January 2018

If you are unclear as to what program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service

Gap training for CL1 to HL2 is now available. Contact the program head of your HL2 institute at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your technical training for more information

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - Level 1 in effect January 2018

Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification.  Download (157 KB)
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (1,044 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. Download (133 KB)

Program Updates:

Transitioning to the Harmonized Program

Standardized Level Exams

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 437.52 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 1.14 MB)
  • 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 137.29 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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • 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 126.01 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 149.79 KB)