Government of New Brunswick

Overview

The Sheet Metal Worker occupation is regulated as a compulsory occupation. Please refer to the Regulation 2014-133 for more information.

Apprenticeship is a long-standing part of the training and education system in New Brunswick. It is a structured training program comprised of a combination of on the job training and related classroom training and requires the committed participation of three partners: the apprentice, the employer and the government represented by Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification.

This apprenticeship training program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become qualified as a sheet metal worker.

Eligibility

APPRENTICES:

To register as an apprentice, you must have successfully completed and possess a Grade 12 diploma or equivalent as stipulated in Board Order GA002.2, “Pre-requisites to Registration into an Apprenticeship Agreement”, and be employed in the occupation with a recognized employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.

A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of 7200 hours of on the job and technical training and the final examination.

TRADE QUALIFIERS:

An individual desiring certification as a journeyperson in New Brunswick in the sheet metal worker occupation is required to meet one of the criteria as stipulated in Board Order GC001.1, "Requirements to Obtain a Certificate of Qualification."

A person who has gained the equivalent of 10,800 hours of practical experience in the sheet metal worker occupation may apply to challenge the certification examination. Successful candidated will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.

For more information, please see the corresponding board order for this occupation under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.

Description

Under the direction of a journeyperson and qualified instructors, you will become familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the sheet metal worker occupation.

Sheet metal workers design, fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products. In fabrication work, sheet metal workers lay out and measure pieces to specifications. They use tools such as power shears, press brakes, drill presses and computerized cutting equipment to cut and shape material. They assemble and join the pieces with various techniques such as welding and using mechanical fasteners.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2013/2013PETL.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Interprovincial Standards Examination200.002013-04-01
Certificate of Qualification Examination2013-04-01
  Examination250.001997-11-10
  Re-examination120.002013-04-01
Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"150.002012-08-01
Replacement of Certification Documents20.002013-04-01
Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate85.002013-08-01
Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee100.002012-08-01
Prior Learning Assessment100.002012-08-01
Apprenticeship Registration Fee25.002012-08-01
Replacement of Photo Identification Card20.002012-08-01
Replacement of Progress Record Book25.002012-08-01
Assessment of Foreign Credentials100.002012-08-01