Welders use welding technology to join, shape and cut metal parts. They make pressure vessels and pipelines, work joining beams or girders in the construction industry, and manufacture industrial components and consumer goods. Many Welders in Alberta are employed in oil and gas related industries, particularly oil service and pipeline construction. Experienced Welders may advance to positions such as supervisors, welding inspectors and quality
control inspectors or start their own businesses with either a shop or a mobile welder.
Apprentices may be eligible for financial support.
To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.
See the Apprentice System of Training to find out about becoming a registered apprentice.
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