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Welding and Fitting

About the program

(16 months)

Nova has been designated the provincial Centre of Expertise for Welding programs. This 16 month program provides students with a hands-on and theoretical education in the field of welding. We will prepare you for a successful career in the industry. You will be trained and prepared to pass the practical welding certification examination conducted by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). At the state-of-the-art Nova Career Centre Campus, you will have the opportunity to develop your welding skills using modern equipment with common arc welding processes including Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW/Stick), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG). Learn to work with materials such as mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. You will also build your own projects by selecting, planning, and demonstrating metal fabrication techniques using the most current metal fabricating equipment and a variety of welding processes (approximate costs: $885).

Skills you will learn

  • welding and cutting using six different processes
  • reading and understanding blueprints
  • assembly techniques
  • performing mathematical calculations related to welding and fabrication applications

Did you know

  • Welding is among the occupations currently in highest demand all over Quebec.
  • The competencies acquired after graduation will be acknowledged throughout Canada.


Are there job opportunities upon graduation?

Employment opportunities exist in a vast array of companies. Everywhere you look, things are welded; from construction sites, to the aerospace industry, to transportation and pipelines. The possibilities are endless.

Will my training be recognized in other provinces?

Many of our students are now working in other parts of Canada and the United States. The Canadian Welding Bureau, which is recognized from coast to coast, certifies welders in Canada.

What salary could I expect upon entering the work force?

Starting salaries are around $16 per hour in a small business setting. According to stats Canada, the average salary for a welder in Quebec is $41,034, while in Alberta the average salary is $70,268.

Program available at the following Centre


Start dates

Spring, Fall, Winter (multiple start dates)