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.
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.
The Exam Weighting Chart is available for the Level 1 and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).
- Program Profile
- Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
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- Program Outline
- Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
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- Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
- List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
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Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience
- How to Apply
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- Application Form
- Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
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- Employer Declaration
- Document of relevant work experience
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- Statutory Declaration
- Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
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