Where it Can Take You
Welders often work in close association with other tradespeople. They are employed in a variety of industries, including
- vessel or structural steel assembly
- pipeline construction
- commercial construction
- industrial construction
- steel fabrication
- heavy equipment repair
Experienced welders may advance to positions such as welding inspector, welding foreman or supervisor or plant supervisor. Some open their own repair shops or work as portable rig welders who contract out their services.
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Graduate Information & Opportunities
Red Seal Certification
Apprentices may attempt the Interprovincial Exam in the final period of their apprenticeship training and, if successful, be granted a Red Seal under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. A Red Seal ensures recognition of your certification throughout Canada without further examination.
Blue Seal Certification
Individuals possessing a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, an Alberta Qualification Certificate, an Alberta Occupational Certificate, or a valid recognized credential are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.
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