Working with temperatures between 5,000F and 50,000F, welders have the skills & knowledge to successfully build and repair any type of metal using a variety of processes. There is plenty of room for opportunity and skill building with this trade.
You strive for perfection.
You have a steady hand.
You like to see a project from start to finish.
- Melt and fuse metals
- Join piping & metal structures in a range of construction & manufacturing industries
- Use various welding machines & basic tools
- Read and interpret blueprints & weld symbols
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
- Strong communication skills, reading and numeracy
- Problem-solving skills
- Manual dexterity
- Good physical fitness
- Good hand-eye coordination
- Patience, creativity & ability to focus
What You’ll Need
If you don’t have Grade 12, contact Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Commission to have your academic qualifications assessed.
Approximately 3 years, includes Safety, UA Local Apprenticeship and Provincial Apprenticeship training, as well as 270 hours of technical training and 1,530 hours of on-the-job training each year. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.