Boilermaker Apprenticeship
1035 Sutton Drive
Burlington, Ontario L7L 5Z8
Tel: (905)332-8109
Fax: (905)332-1094

Career Decision

Deciding to become a field construction Boilermaker apprentice may be the single most important decision of you life. The following important information will explain the job responsibilities, requirements, and challenges for a Boilermaker Apprentice. Boilermaker work demands a high degree of technical skill, constant attention to safety, a dedication to excellence, a willingness to study and complete on-the-job training, and an ability to travel from job site to job site to maintain employment. Todayís field construction Boilermaker apprentice is involved in more than just the construction of boilers. Apprentices are a vital part of construction project teams that erect pressure vessel assemblies and fabricate metal plate. You could be involved in the installation of a giant superheater section in a large utility boiler, the erection of a 2000,000 - barrel water storage tank, the placement of a nuclear power plant reactor dome, or construction of components at a hydroelectric power station.

Job Description

Consider these facts carefully


Your responses to the statements below should help you decide:

  1. I Have completed grade 12.
  2. I am willing and able to do demanding and strenuous physical work.
  3. I am not afraid of working at heights nor am I claustrophobic.
  4. I am willing to travel and live away from home for long periods of time to maintain employment.
  5. I am willing to work in all types of adverse conditions.
  6. I am willing to make a commitment to 6600 hours of on-the-job training.
  7. I am willing and able to complete the self-study lessons and the on-the-job training modules.
  8. I understand that, based on the employment conditions, I may be unemployed from time to time.
  9. I am dedicated to performing all assigned jobs to best of my ability and in compliance with employer standards.
  10. I am willing and able to attend classroom instruction when available in addition to by regular work hours.
  11. I will agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Boilermaker apprenticeship indenture and all rules & regulations of the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act.
If you answered YES! to all eleven statements, then you may be the kind of individual who could successfully complete the Boilermaker apprenticeship program. If you didnít answer yes to all the statements, you may want to reconsider. If you need more information to answer any of the questions, please contact the Boilermaker Apprenticeship Coordinator for Ontario. The Coordinator will provide more information about the field construction Boilermaker apprenticeship program, the application and selection process, necessary prerequisites for the Entry Level program, and the benefits of starting a career as a field construction Boilermaker.

The Boilermakers Lodge 128 Apprenticeship program

Upon successful completion of the field assignments & technical training, the Local 128 Boilermaker Apprentice will be scheduled to write the Interprovincial Red Seal Examination, and upon successful completion, they are eligible to change to full Qualified Boilermaker status.