Multi-Process Alloy Welding


Red Seal certified welders may pursue an additional level of specialty training in low alloy and stainless steel welding.  This is an optional, 5 week program which requires the welder to register as an apprentice with an employer sponsor.  Upon successful completion of technical training, an ITA standardized exam and 900 work-based hours, a "Multi-Process Alloy Welding Endorsement" will be affixed to the welder's existing Certificate of Qualification.

Admission Requirements

  • You must be a registered apprentice within BC.
  • A pre-requisite to take this program is to be a Red Seal Welder.
  • Person wishing to become apprentices must be employed with a business that employs a qualified journeyperson. The Industry Training Authority (ITA) sets up a registration for apprenticeship between the apprentice, the employer and the ITA.

Program Outline

Level 1 (5 weeks)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Basic Metallurgy
  • Gas tungsten arc
  • Layout and Fabricate Components

Program Fees

  • For tuition information visit Apprenticeship Tuition Fees.
  • Students must supply approved safety boots and gear and coveralls.
  • Income support for apprentices attending technician-training courses is provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) through regular employment insurance eligibility.
  • For financial and other useful documents visit Important Documents

Employment Opportunities

The MPAW Endorsement enables a welder to weld specialized allows, by any manual welding process, in any position, and such other work as is usually done by a Red Seal Certified Welder.

How to Apply

Applications can be completed online here or over the phone. There is no application fee.

Click here to view the apprenticeship schedule

Program Contact

Apprenticeship Office

(250) 762-5445 (Local 4347)
Toll Free: 1-800-621-3038