Metal Fabricator, Certificate | Selkirk College | Burnaby, Canada
5 months
12553 CAD/full
4833 CAD/full
Tuition fee
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This 23-week Metal Fabricator program from Selkirk College prepares learners for entry level positions as metal fabricators employed in fabrication shops associated with manufacturing, shipbuilding, forestry, mining, construction, transportation and oil and gas industries.

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Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. They learn theoretical principals of the trade in the classroom and then apply their knowledge in the shop where they master the skills employed in the fabrication of steel structures, vessels, containers and equipment.

Students earn Level One technical training credit towards the Metal Fabricator apprenticeship. Additionally, graduates of the program receive credit for 450 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of the metal fabricator apprenticeship.


Graduates of the Metal Fabricator Foundation Program at Selkirk College may find employment as apprentice metal fabricators engaged in the fabrication of buildings, bridges, ships, boilers, vessels, containers and heavy equipment.

Programme Structure

Practical Training
  • Reading drawings and blueprints 
  • Materials burning and welding 
  • Metallurgy 
  • Plate and structural pattern development, section fabrication and layout techniques 
  • Safe work practices 
  • Surface prep and finishing methods 
  • Trade math solutions 
  • Trade tool and shop equipment usage 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or
  • Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12553 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12553 CAD for the full programme during 5 months.
  • National

    4833 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4833 CAD for the full programme during 5 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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