100 Mile House Welding Foundation Program
September 28, 2020 - June 4, 2021
 This federally funded 33-week welding program is designed to provide foundations training for welding. Participants will prepare for entry level positions as apprentice welders in most sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, construction, transportation, resource extraction and resource development. Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. In the classroom, they learn theoretical principals of welding. Shop sessions provide the hands-on opportunity to learn processes and master practical welding skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive advance credit for Levels 1 and 2 of the technical training component of the welder apprenticeship and 300 hours credit towards the workplace-based training component of their apprenticeships.
The welding program will occur in 100 Mile House utilizing Thompson Rivers University's mobile welding unit and is open to all individuals 16 years of age or older.
  • Upgrading Essential Skills Upgrading
  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Level 1 & 2 Welding Foundation Program
  • CWB Welding Certifications
  • Employment Strategies and Preparation
  • Workplace Practicum
General Requirements
  • Good command of English language is recommended
  • Good vision, unimpaired hearing, respiration and good health in general are recommended
Educational Requirements
  • Minimum grade 10, however, grade 12 is recommended
  • Successful completion of an Accuplacer
Interested participants must:1. Attend a program information session:   June 24, 2020 - Facebook Live     July 22, 2020 - Facebook Live2. Submit and application package to welding100@tru.ca
  • A recent resume
  • Two written paragraphs describing why you would like to participate in the program
  • TRU Registration Form 
Any interested participants are encouraged to contact WorkBC 100 Mile House as soon as possible to confirm avaialable funding supports at 808 Alpine Ave, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 or 250.395.5121. Approval process may take up to 6 weeks from initial consultation. For more information, contact:

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 welding, heat bending, and metal twisting! Create your own Christmas decorations, horseshoe art, wall decor, or yard and garden art.

April 10 - May 1, 2021Saturday 9 am - 3 pm
Course Duration: 24 classroom and practical learning hours
Course Fee: $549

 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 welding all metals including copper, titanium, brass, aluminum and yes, even cast iron. TIG can also be used to weld around tricky or curved joints.
Course Duration: 24 classroom and practical learning hours
Course Fee: $599


Welder Testing and Upgrading

Registration: 250-828-5106

All testers must pre-register for welder testing and upgrading.Employer authorization is reqiured in advance for employees they sponsor.Welding testing payments are due at time of booking. Refunds will only be issued with one week cancellation notice.

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
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Required tools


ASME Tests for Technical Safety BC (TSBC)

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 supervision of a class A pressure welder. Eligibilty and Application Process Pressure Welder Certificate of Qualification Program____________________________________________________________________________________________________Upon reciept of your TSBC Certification Card, welders can then book any of the following qualification tests applicable to your designated class:ASME PWP# 1- 9 - XWLD 0700Fee: $400.00 (each) Requirements: Must have minimum Level “B” stamp in log book
ASME PWP# 9A and 10 - XWLD 0710
Fee: $300.00 (each) Requirements: Must have minimum Level “B” stamp in log book
ASME PWP # 11 - XWLD 0702
Fee: $500.00 (each) Requirements: Must have minimum Level “B” stamp in log book
ASME Company Procedure - XWLD 0704
Fee: $400 (each)
Requirements: Welders are required to bring their logbook on testing day.

Canadian Welding Bureau Test in SMAW, FCAW & GMAW

SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
FCAW - Flux Core Arc Welding
GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding
For information on CWB – click here: Canadian Welding Bureau

Personal Tester
(includes CWB fee)
CoursePersonal Fee
ONE - Test Plate Set XWLD 0720 $300
TWO - Test Plate Set XWLD 0722 $375
THREE - Test Plate Set XWLD 0724 $450
FOUR - Test Plate Set XWLD 0726 $525
Booth Rental - per day XWLD 0010 $75
Booth Rental - per week XWLD 0410 $300
ITA Welding Challenge Test XWLD 0690 $500
Testing dates

Testing is held Fridays on the following dates. To book your testing date, please call 250-828-5106. Please note, your test needs to be booked and paid for in advance. Any weld test cancellations must be seven days prior to your test date.
Weld Testing is available at TRU on the following date:

  • February 26, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
  • April 30, 2021
  • May 28, 2021
  • June 18, 2021

             ***Practice booths available  on a limited basis effective July 13, 2020

Requirements for CWB Testing

Minimum Level C welding or welder in a recognized union.

Booth Rental / Upgrading for ASME or CWB Testing

Please call the 250-828-5106 to arrange for a booth, prices are as follows:

  • One-day booth rental $75
  • One-week booth rental $300