Employment & Advancement
Industrial Welders start as apprentices and trainees, but can eventually gain Journey-Level Welder status and ultimately become a Foreperson as they gain red seal status and several years of experience.
Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience:
- Construction Companies & Sites
- Manufacturing Companies
- Oil Refineries
For specific salary information for Manitoba, go to:
Are Employers Hiring?
It is good to get into the habit of checking the hiring demand fairly frequently. The need for workers is dependent on many things such as the international market in which conditions can change quickly. The most up-to-date information is usually specific job ads which can give you a sense of the current hiring need.
Specific jobs ads:
The next thing to research is the longer term trends by region.
Finally, you can look at predictions about trends over a longer period of time:
Specific labour market information for Welders in Manitoba:
Canadian Welding Association (CWA)
Careers In Construction
THE CWB (CANADIAN WELDING BUREAU)