Metal Fabricator (Fitter)

Metal Fabricators build, assemble and repair products made of steel or other metals for use in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction industries. They must be familiar with the properties of metal and know how to operate specialized metalworking machines. Metal Fabricator is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal Program. Metal Fabricators can work for sheet metal fabrication and welding shops, and for manufacturers of structural steel, boilers, plate workers, heavy machinery and transportation equipment. They can work for shipbuilding companies and for welding, ironwork and sheet metal work contractors. Metal fabrication is a good foundational skill to have in many rapidly evolving industries, such as aviation. The work of a Metal Fabricator is often intricate and highly precise.

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

 

Competency Changes Describes the Competency Changes from the Current Program Outline found in the Harmonized Program Outline

Level 1 (184 PDF KB)

Level 2 (167 PDF 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 189.58 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 799.87 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 20.51 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 264.47 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 55.7 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 75.04 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 93.75 KB)