XWLD 0510 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)

Come join the fun! Grab a friend and join this general interest class to learn MIG welding. Participants will let their creative selves flare by welding, heat bending, and metal twisting! Create your own Christmas decorations, horseshoe art, wall decor, or yard and garden art.

Required Materials: CSA-approved footwear, welding gloves, safety glasses (beanie and welding helmets are optional)

Date: TBD

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Course Duration: 24 classroom and practical learning hours

Course Fee: $579

XWLD 0530 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)

TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) is a welding process where a tungsten electrode carries an electric arc to the metal while an envelope of inert gas (argon) surrounds and protects it. TIG is used to weld all metals including copper, titanium, brass, aluminum, and yes, even cast iron. TIG can also be used to weld around tricky or curved joints.

Date: TBD

Timings: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Course Duration: 24 classroom and practical learning hours

Course Fee: $629

Welder Testing and Upgrading

All testers must pre-register for welder testing and upgrading and payment is required at the time of booking. Employer authorization is required in advance for employees they sponsor.

All Weld Test and Booth Rental Bookings: 250-828-5106

Instructions for Testing Day

  • Testers are required to report at 7:00 am in the Welding Shop in the School of Trades and Technology building
  • Weekday parking is $5 per day in a general lot. Kindly ensure you are not parked in a gated, reserved, or premium lot.
  • Must bring with you:
    • Welding log book and TSBC Classification Card (if applicable)
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Required tools

NOTE: Refunds will only be issued with one week's cancellation notice.

Technical Safety BC (TSBC) ASME Certification

Upon receipt of your TSBC Certification Card and Logbook, welders can then book any of the following qualification tests applicable to your designated class:

XWLD 0700 ASME PWP #1 - #9 $400
XWLD 0710 ASME PWP # 9A/10 $300
XWLD 0702 ASME PWP # 11 $500
XWLD 0706 Class "A" Pressure Performance Qualification Recertification $350

Effective December 3, 2019, all welder performance qualification testing requires welders to hold one of the following certifications obtained directly from TSBC: Class A. Perform pressure welding on pressure equipment while employed by a licensed contractor in the province of BC. Class R. Perform a limited scope of pressure welding on specific equipment or site(s) for a time period up to six months. Class IT. Perform pressure welding as an apprentice under the supervision of a class A pressure welder.

Eligibility and Application Process Pressure Welder Certificate of Qualification Program

Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Certification

Those with a minimum Level C welding or welder in a recognized union can book for CWB Certification Testing in the following processes:

SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
FCAW - Flux Core Arc Welding
GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding

XWLD 0720 CWB - One Plate Test $300
XWLD 0722 CWB - Two Plate Test $350
XWLD 0724 CWB - Three Plate Test $400
XWLD 0726 CWB - Four Plate Test $450
XWLD 0740 CWB - Extra Plate Set $50
XWLD 0690 Red Seal Challenge Test $700

Please note: Extra Test Plates are available on testing days only.

For information on CWB – click here: Canadian Welding Bureau

Weld Testing Dates

Upcoming test dates are scheduled for the following Fridays:

May 24, 2024 (Full)
June 21, 2024

To book your test date, please call 250-828-5106.

Please note, that your test needs to be booked and paid for in advance. Any weld test cancellations must be seven days prior to your test date.

Booth Rental and Upgrading

XWLD 0010 Booth Rental - 1/2 Day $60
XWLD 0010 Booth Rental - 1 Day $100
XWLD 0010 Booth Rental - 2 Days $200
XWLD 0010 Booth Rental - 3 Days $300
XWLD 0010 Booth Rental - Week $450

Booth rental bookings: 250-828-5106