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Millwright (Industrial Mechanic): Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $835 per level
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Level One: $425; Level Two: $270; Level Three: $190; Level Four: $310
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Pam Eales, Trades & Apprenticeship Coordinator

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

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).

View upcoming training dates on TTC.

Level: 01
Dawson Creek
Level: 02
Dawson Creek
Level: 03
Dawson Creek
Level: 04
Dawson Creek

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. 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, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 6600 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 220 weeks of training.

Training Content

Training modules are:

  • Work Practices
  • Trade Science
  • Use Tools
  • Lubricants, Seals, and Bearings
  • Install Equipment
  • Cut, Fit and Fabricate
  • Maintain Prime Movers
  • Service Power Transmissions
  • Service Fluid Power
  • Service Compressors
  • Service Pumps
  • Service Material Handling Systems
  • Operational Equipment Effectiveness



  • 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 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

Related Occupations

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

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