Jump to content

Welding Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Welder

Skilled trades are always in demand, and welding is no exception. You can expect the training you get from welding programs at Ontario colleges to help you transition easily into an apprenticeship, and ultimately the workforce.

Welding takes precision and a solid understanding of mathematics and engineering. If you’ve got these skills and are interested in applying them to a career as a welder, here’s what you need to know. More

Welding Courses

Ontario college welding programs are generally offered in two ways:

  • Certificate Programs. One-year programs such as welding techniques or welding fitter are intended to fast-track students into their apprenticeships with an overview of welding techniques (such as gas metal arc welding and shielded metal arc welding) and welding equipment operation, as well as skills in blueprint reading and sketching.
  • Diploma Programs. Two-year diploma programs, such as welding technician or inspection programs, will give students a broader depth of knowledge in the field before they begin their apprenticeships. They will still learn all the welding skills in certificate programs, but will also focus on trade practices and job planning skills that will help them advance in the industry.

Graduates with work experience will also be able to apply for welding certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (to become a certified engineering technician).

General Welding Program Requirements

Welding diploma and certificate programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which may include a grade 12 English and grade 12 mathematics credit. Additional mathematics courses may be required.

Note: Before commencing an apprenticeship, students must register with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Welding Jobs and Salaries

Certified welding professionals, experienced in mig welding, tig welding, arc welding and laser welding, can expect to find positions in a number of areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Steel fabrication
  • Construction and manufacturing
  • Mills and refineries
  • Mines

While graduates will see entry-level salaries in the low- to mid-$30,000 range, certification and experience could lead to wages of $45,000 to $75,000 per year. Unionized welders could make even more.

Ontario Colleges Offering Welding Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of welding programs at Ontario colleges. Less

Results: 1 - 20 of 52
Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - WELDING AND ROBOTICS CONESTOGA CAMBRIDGE OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - WELDING AND ROBOTICS


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1079
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN - WELDING FITTER NORTHERN KIRKLAND LAKE OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN - WELDING FITTER


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: W251
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MECHANICAL TECHNIQUES - WELDING & FABRICATION MOHAWK STONEY CREEK OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

MECHANICAL TECHNIQUES - WELDING & FABRICATION


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 574
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details METAL FABRICATION TECHNICIAN SAULT MAIN WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

METAL FABRICATION TECHNICIAN


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 4051
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details PRATIQUE DE SOUDAGE (OPTION DE 2E ANNÉE) BORÉAL SUDBURY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

PRATIQUE DE SOUDAGE (OPTION DE 2E ANNÉE)


  • Program Length: 1 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: PSOU
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Les Candidats Admissibles À Ce Programme Auront L’Option De Continuer Leurs Études Dans Le Programme Souq-Techniques De Soudage Et De Fabrication Pour Un Diplôme Une Fois Qu'Ils Reçoivent Leur Certificat Du Programme Psou-Pratique De Soudage.

Show details SOUDAGE MONTAGE LA CITÉ OTTAWA OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

SOUDAGE MONTAGE


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 41528
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: NON-MINISTRY FUNDED
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details TECHNIQUES DE SOUDAGE ET DE FABRICATION (ENTRER CODE PSOU - PRATIQUE DE SOUDAGE) BORÉAL SUDBURY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

TECHNIQUES DE SOUDAGE ET DE FABRICATION (ENTRER CODE PSOU - PRATIQUE DE SOUDAGE)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SOUQ
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Les Candidats Admissibles À  Ce Programme Seront Automatiquement Inscrits À  La 1àre Année Du Programme Commun (Pratique De Soudage - Psou).

Show details WELDER DURHAM WHITBY CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Aug Visit

WELDER


  • Program Length: 0 UNKNOWN
  • Program Code: WLD
  • Credential: OTHER
  • Program Level: APPRENTICESHIP
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details WELDER-FITTER-MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN CANADORE COMMERCE COURT CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

WELDER-FITTER-MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN


  • Program Length: 42 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 030626
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details WELDER-FITTER-MECHANICAL TECHNIQUES CANADORE COMMERCE COURT CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

WELDER-FITTER-MECHANICAL TECHNIQUES


  • Program Length: 25 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 030616
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Welding & Fabrication Technician ST. LAWRENCE CORNWALL OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

Welding & Fabrication Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1040
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Welding & Fabrication Technician Diploma/Welder Co-op Apprenticeship ST. LAWRENCE CORNWALL WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

Welding & Fabrication Technician Diploma/Welder Co-op Apprenticeship


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1063
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: WFTN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN FLEMING PETERBOROUGH WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: WFT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: WELP
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: WELP
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN (PREVIOUSLY WELDING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN) CONESTOGA CAMBRIDGE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNICIAN (PREVIOUSLY WELDING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0046
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNIQUES ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNIQUES


  • Program Length: 45 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 1507X01F
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Highly Competitive-Number Of Qualified Applicants Exceeds Program Capacity For Fall Start. Applications After Feb 1 Are Not Considered, Or If Are, Applicants Placed On Wait List. This Program Is Also Offered In A Co-Op Delivery Mode, With Departmental Approval.

Show details WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNIQUES (WEEKEND OFFERING) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE WAITLISTED Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

WELDING AND FABRICATION TECHNIQUES (WEEKEND OFFERING)


  • Program Length: 45 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 1507W01F
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is A Weekend Offering. Contact The College For Details.

Show details WELDING DESIGN -- INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE NORTHERN KIRKLAND LAKE OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

WELDING DESIGN -- INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: W208
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Results: 1 - 20 of 52