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.
OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS THE METAL FABRICATOR (FITTER) PROGRAM WILL BE CHANGING. WHERE ARE WE NOW?
APRIL 2018 - MARCH 2019
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in April 2017
**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before April 2017
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.
HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - Level 1 in effect April 2017, Level 2 in effect April 2018
Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
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Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
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Exam Weighting Charts
The Exam Weighting Charts for the Harmonized level exams will be made available as the Harmonized level exams are launched.
|Level 1 (131 PDF KB)|
|Competency Changes||Describes the Competency Changes from the Current Program Outline found in the Harmonized Program Outline||Level 1 (283 PDF KB)|
See below for information about the current program.
For more information on the Marine Fitter Endorsement please refer to the Marine Fitter - Endorsement Program page.
Transitioning to the Harmonized Program
Standardized Level Exams
- Program Profile
- Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
- Download(PDF 187.38 KB)
- Program Outline
- Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
- Download(PDF 1.02 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 20.51 KB)
Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience
- How to Apply
- Download(PDF 264.47 KB)
- Application Form
- Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
- Download(PDF 224.82 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)