Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship

Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship (2016-2017)

Apprenticeship Info

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Program Length

Contact your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) for start dates.



Contact Information

Program assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 78038


The 2016/2017 fee for this program is
– basic $450
– intermediate $450
– advanced $450.
Fees are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

This apprenticeship is regulated by the Ontario College of Trades. You and your employer are required to register through your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Several government services, such as Job Connect or your local Employment Ontario office, can help you get started in the more than 150 skilled trades that can be learned through apprenticeship training.

For more information and job listings, visit

You will be scheduled for the in-school portion of training by MTCU. Apprentices who have been scheduled for the in-school training will be sent an Offer of Classroom Training letter from the MTCU.

Recommended Preparation
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
• Grade 12 C or U English or equivalent
• Grade 12 C Mathematics or equivalent

For Peel Region, please contact:
MTCU – Apprenticeship Branch
The Emerald Centre
10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 404
Mississauga, ON L5R 3K6
905.279.7333 or 800.736.7332

Our Program

Humber’s Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship program provides the required technical training and in-school classes to become a boilermaker apprentice. You’ll also acquire the welding certifications that are required by a journeyperson construction boilermaker. Boilermakers are skilled tradespeople who build, install and maintain boilers, tanks and vessels – huge steel containers with thick, solid walls that hold liquids and gases and must withstand a great deal of pressure for a long period of time. Boilermaking requires a high degree of technical skill and knowledge, along with good communication and mathematical skills. Physical strength and stamina will give you an advantage, as will the ability to work at great heights.

List of Courses

Apprenticeship Info

Your Career

It’s an exciting time to forge a lifelong career in a trade where so much is on a grand scale. For example, Petro-Canada’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel – a ship-shaped production platform – is one of the largest ever built, containing 14 oil tanks that can store 960,000 barrels of oil from Newfoundland’s Terra Nova oil fields. Up to 40 per cent of current boilermakers are expected to retire in the next few years, increasing the demand for skilled workers to maintain, repair and retrofit existing facilities and to meet the needs of the current wave of industrial construction. At the same time, advancing technology, new materials and modern production techniques such as modular construction and computer-assisted design are also changing the boilermaker field rapidly. The skills you develop in your apprenticeship program will be much in demand.

You’ll also enjoy the travel, camaraderie and pride that come with creating something tangible from raw materials, while working at construction sites, at nuclear power plants, heavy water plants, refineries and chemical manufacturers. You can also work in boiler production plants as industrial facilities turn increasingly to smaller prefabricated boilers.

Work Placement

Boilermakers serve a 6,600-hour apprenticeship with 720 hours allocated to three levels of in-school training. The Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship Committee Local 128 directs work assignments.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Apprentices completing the required in-school training are issued Certificates of Apprenticeship from Humber College. Upon successful completion of in-school and on-the-job training, apprentices write the Ontario Certificate of Qualification trade exam.


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