Program Objective

Participants will become equipped with the basic skills required to secure a position as a welding apprentice.


Course Overview

Participants will study the following areas:

  • Health and safety
  • Intro to welding and cutting processes
  • Shielded metal arc welding – flat applications
  • Computer applications
  • Essentials of workplace communication
  • Weld applications – horizontal and vertical
  • Weld quality
  • Mechanical repair technologies
  • Intro to gas metal arc welding

Program Supports

  • Accommodations (for out of town client’s only)
  • Mileage (based off of NPAAMB policy and individual assessment)
  • Bus pass (for local travel) and PPE (safety equipment)
  • Earn up to $300 per week

*Please note that NPAAMB training supports available will be reviewed on an individual basis. As well, any or all program supports will require a T4A to be issued by NPAAMB to the participants for income tax declaration purposes as required by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Program Cost

$13,000 – $15,000 tuition fee is 100% covered by NPAAMB for eligible clients.

Am I Eligible?

  1. Senior level high school or equivalent.
  2. Willingness to complete academic upgrading prior to the start of training and during training.
  3. Meet the minimum NPAAMB eligibility requirements:
    1. A registered NPAAMB client (if you are not, contact your local YSO to schedule an intake appointment).
    2. Reside within one of the following catchment areas: Kitchener-Waterloo, Brantford, Hamilton, St. Catharines, or Fort Erie and Niagara Falls (proof of residency may be required).
    3. Self-identify as an Aboriginal person (status/non-status First Nation, Inuit, or Metis).
    4. 18 to 30 years of age at the time of intake/selection.
    5. Out of school, unemployed, or underemployed.
  4. Out of school, unemployed, or underemployed.
  5. Strong desire to learn, participate, and accomplish personal career goals.
  6. Commitment to full attendance
  7. Willing to accept an 8-week work placement outside of city of residence.
  8. Willing to relocate for employment after completion of the program.
  9. G2 driver’s license strongly encouraged

*Please note that all applicants will be required to take an essential skills and academic assessment to determine their suitability for this program.

How to Register

To register, please contact your regional Youth Service Officer and schedule your intake appointment.


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