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Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Red Seal

Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as conveyor systems in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Millwright is designated as Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

Millwrights also perform routine maintenance activities, such as cleaning and lubricating equipment, adjusting valves and seals, and investigating breakdowns.

Millwrights work from plans and blueprints and install equipment using hand tools, power tools, and hoisting equipment. They use grinders and lathes to make customized parts and construct machinery foundations. Some Millwrights specialize in construction and installation only, while others are involved in trouble shooting.

Program Profile
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Profile

Program Outline
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Program Outline    

Training Institutions

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How to Challenge this certification or request Supervision & Sign-off Authority

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification, or request authorization to supervise apprentices and sign-off on their competency when they are ready to be certified. To apply for certification challenge or Supervision & Sign-off Authority:

  1. Download and read the Instructions.
  2. Download and complete the Application - Certification Challenge or Supervision and Sign-off Authority form.
  3. Download and complete an Employer Declaration of Work Experience or Statutory Declaration of Work Experience form for each employer you have worked for in the trade. The Instructions will explain which form(s) you need.
  4. Submit your completed package and any applicable fees to ITA Customer Service .

Information Guide: Preparing to Write an Interprovincial Red Seal Examination
This published information guide provides study techniques which can be used to prepare for writing the Interprovincial Red Seal examination for this trade. Topics which are discussed in the guide are: the National Occupational Analysis (NOA), studying for the Red Seal exam, sample Red Seal questions, and writing the Red Seal exam.

Inter-Provincial Examination Information
All of the Inter-Provincial examinations have an assigned number of questions based on each National Occupational Analysis (NOA) blocks and tasks. Refer to the table for an assigned number of questions per exam, the assigned number of questions per block section and the assigned number of questions per task for this trade.

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