Job requirements Laser Beam Machine-welder Operator in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a laser beam machine-welder operator in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Welders and related machine operators (NOC 7237).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over three years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in welding is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification is compulsory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified welders upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
Welding, brazing and soldering machine operators
  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Several months of on-the-job training are usually provided.
  • Experience as a machine operator helper may be required.
  • Experience with robotics may be required.

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 Pressure Welder Regulated Alberta Boilers Safety Association
Welder Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
Welder- Wire Process Operator Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Welder Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Pressure Welder Regulated Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner
Welder Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
New Brunswick Welder Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Welder And Related Machine Operators Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories Welder Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia High Pressure Welder Regulated Technical Safety Division, Labour and Advanced Education
Welder Regulated Technical Safety Division, Labour and Advanced Education
Nunavut Welder And Related Machine Operators Regulated Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification, Government of Nunavut
Ontario Pressure Systems Welder Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Welder Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Welder Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Welder-assembler Regulated Emploi Québec
Welder (construction) Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Welder Regulated Emploi Québec
Saskatchewan Pressure Welder Regulated Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan
Welder Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Yukon Welder 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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