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Millwright/Industrial Mechanic: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $710 per level (level 1 - 4)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $450 Level One
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Contact institution.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

Contact CMTN for the next opening.

Related Foundation Programs

Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

ITA Source: 'Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)' profile.


Industrial Mechanics (Millwrights) dismantle, move, lay out, set-up, commission, overhaul, install, maintain, and repair machinery and heavy mechanical equipment.  This work includes power transmissions, conveyors, hoists, pumps, compressors, alignment, fluid power, and vibration analysis,

The program combines technical training and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.

The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 28 weeks (840 hours). Each level is seven weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, online, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 6,360 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 212 weeks of training.

For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN 2017 007 .

Training Content

Training modules are:

  • Perform Safety Related Functions
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Perform Routine Trade Activities
  • Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques
  • Perform: 
  • --Measuring and Layout of Work Piece
  • --Cutting and Welding Operations
  • --Rigging, Hoisting/Lifting and Moving
  • Service:
  • --Shafts, Bearings and Seals
  • --Couplings, Clutches and Brakes
  • --Chain and Belt Drive Systems
  • --Gear Systems
  • Perform Shaft Alignment Procedures
  • Service:
  • --Fans and Blowers
  • --Pumps
  • --Compressors
  • --Piping, Tanks and Containers
  • --Hydraulic Systems
  • --Pneumatic and Vacuum Systems
  • --Conveying Systems
  • --Prime Movers
  • Perform:
  • --Preventative and Predictive Maintenance
  • --Commissioning and Decommissioning of Equipment
  • Service Robotics and Automated Equipment



  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • English 10
  • Math 10
  • Science 10


  • Grade 12 or equivalent

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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