Canadian Welding Bureau Test Preparation

Program Description

This one week exam prep program prepares learners with previous welding experience to take the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) exams. It provides knowledge and skills development in operating welding equipment and performing specific welding operations to be tested by CWB using current welding standards.

This program is delivered at SIIT’s Regina Trade Shop.

After the completion of the exam prep, participants have the opportunity to challenge the Canadian Welding Board Exams, invigilated by a CWB inspector. Successful participants will gain CWB certification.


Admission Requirements

Previous experience as a welder is required. However, there is no pre-assessment of skill and experience.

Individuals are responsible for providing and/or wearing leather gloves, nonflammable clothing, safety glasses, steel toe boots and welding helmet/shield.


Industry Requirements

Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical mobility

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Canadian Welding Bureau Certification

There are a few levels of certification available through SIIT. By the end of the week students can expect to do an all position stick test 1, 2, 3, 4 G.

Additional information about certification can be found here

Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Students can expect to pay little to no tuition or fees to participate in this program.

What to Expect

Day to Day

Delivery Method

In this 1 week program, students can expect a combination of classroom theory and hands-on practical training. Class is held Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day.

Personal Protective Equipment needed for shop training and employment are supplied by the participant.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate.

For Welding students, an attendance rate of 90% or better is required to graduate from each level and is mandatory to qualify for trade time credit.

If you have been approved for funding, you must maintain the attendance required by your sponsoring agency to remain eligible to receive payment.

Graduation Requirements and Credential

There are no exams for this course other than the CWB test.

After the completion of the week long training, participants will be granted a test day at the end of the week by a CWB inspector. The outcome is dependent on the skill of the participant to gain CWB certification.

Career Path

Career Opportunities & Salaries

Those who successfully challenge Canadian Welding Bureau Examinations can expect to find employment and apprenticeship as Welders (NOC 7237).

Welders operate welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This unit group also includes machine operators who operate previously set up production welding, brazing and soldering equipment. They are employed by companies that manufacture structural steel and platework, boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft and ships and other metal products, and by welding contractors and welding shops, or they may be self-employed.

In Saskatchewan, the average annual salary for Welders is $ 61,900 ( Those who pass CWB certification earn a higher salary.

For assistance finding employment, please contact your local SIIT Career Centre.

Apprenticeship Opportunities and Licensing Requirements

All of the welding courses at SIIT are certified through the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Commission. SIIT’s technical training for Welders is Red Seal endorsed.

To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1800 hours each year. Total trade time required is 5400 hours and 3 years in the trade.

Upon completion of their apprenticeship and required industry experience, apprentices may write the Interprovincial Journeyperson Examination and obtain Red Seal Status.

For additional information on the apprenticeship process for Welders in Saskatchewan, click here.

Support for apprentices is available through SIIT’s Joint Training Committee (JTC). (link to page). The SIIT Joint Training Committee (JTC) has been building careers in skilled trades since 1998 and to date can boast over 125 Journeypersons in the province of Saskatchewan. The JTC supports qualified Indigenous individuals to enter the trades as apprentices, complete trade levels, and become Journeypersons. Apprentices that are indentured to SIIT can expect Indenture Fees and Levels 1 & 2 tuitions paid by the JTC for all trades. Services are available province wide.

Fall 2024 - Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Test Preparation - Regina

Program Length: 1 week
Start Date: 11/18/2024
Division: Trades and Industrial
Campus: Regina
Location: Regina - Canadian Welding Bureau Test Preparation
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If you need assistance applying online for the Canadian Welding Test Preparation program, please contact SIIT Admissions at (306) 477-9325 or by email at For further information on this program, please contact Mickael Kuzyk at (306) 250-6161 or by email at

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