Job requirements Inspector, Machining And Tooling in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as an inspector, machining and tooling in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in machining is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for machinists is available, but voluntary, in all provinces and territories.
  • Trade certification for automotive machinists is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.
  • Trade certification for machinists (CNC) is available, but voluntary, in New Brunswick, Québec and Manitoba.
  • Several years of experience as a machinist, tool and die maker or machining tool operator may be required for machining and tooling inspectors.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified machinists upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Machinist Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Automotive Machinist Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Computer Numerical Control (cnc) Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
New Brunswick Computerized Numerical Control Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Machinist Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Nunavut Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification, Government of Nunavut
Ontario General Machinist Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Tool And Gauge Inspector Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Tool And Gauge Inspector Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Computer Numerical Control (cnc) Machinist Regulated Emploi Québec
Machinist - Doors And Windows, Furniture And Kitchen Cabinets Sector Regulated Emploi Québec
Machinist Regulated Emploi Québec
Mouldmaking Machinist Regulated Emploi Québec
Saskatchewan Machinist Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Yukon Machinist Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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