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Available at: Cornwall


Level 1 Apprenticeship Program Code 0884

Level 2 Apprenticeship Program Code 0885

Level 3 Apprenticeship Program Code 0886

The school of Skilled Trades at the Cornwall Campus offers the in-school study portion of the welder (456A) apprenticeship program for students already registered and working in the trade.

Apprentices are required to complete three levels of in-school training together with the required on-the-job or practical components of the trade. Upon successful completion of all the contract requirements, apprentices are eligible to write the Certificate of Qualification exam.

Students also have the opportunity to challenge the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certification in several welding processes. This allows graduates to provide employers with proof of CWB certification.

This program is funded in part by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development


This program is considered a Red Seal trade (see Apprenticeship grants are designed to make a career in the trades an attractive choice and to encourage more apprentices to complete their training. Eligible apprentices could receive up to $4,000 which can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

As per the Service Canada website, registered apprentices who have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) in one of the Red Seal trades can apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) which is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level up to a maximum of $2,000. Registered apprentices who have completed their training, become a certified journeyperson in a designated Red Seal trade and who obtain either the Red Seal endorsement or a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification, can apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) which is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. For more information visit

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Program Duration

Level 1: 10-week block
Level 2: 6-week block
Level 3: 8-week block

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

The apprentice will be required to pay classroom and administrative fees.
For more information, contact the Student Services Office at 613-933-6080, ext. 270

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external

organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit "Paying for College".

Program Outline 2020-21

Basic (0884)
WELD 1111 Trade Practices
WELD 1112 Applied Blueprint Reading
WELD 1113 Welding Theory 1
WELD 1114 Material and Process Quality 1
WELD 1115 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Practical 1
WELD 1116 Gas Shielded Semi-Automatic Welding Practical 1
WELD 1117 Thermal Cutting

Intermediate (0885)
WELD 1212 Bluepring Reading and Fitting
WELD 1213 Welding Theory 2
WELD 1215 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pratical 2
WELD 1216 Semi-Automatic Welding Practical 2
WELD 1217 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1

Advanced (0886)
WELD 1312 Fitting
WELD 1314 Quality
WELD 1315 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Practical 3
WELD 1316 Automatic and Semi-Automatic Processes 1
WELD 1317 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Practical 2 and Plasma Arc Welding

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    For all three levels of training the apprentice must be:



    Health Requirements


    The ESL program in the St-Lawrence College in Kingston Ontario, is a really good one. It is a good program because the teachers really want us to improve our English, so they help us anytime in anything. Moreover, there is a lot of interaction in class, which help us improve our speaking.  The schedule of the course is perfect because we actually have our Fridays  for homework and that way we can also visit this wonderful city and talk with native people. We actually cover a lot of ground in only 3 months. I've learned incredible things in this class more than I've learn in regular English classes in high school when I used to have English as a second language. If you want to join this class, you would not regret your choice. You will be satisfied by the new things you can learn about that beautiful language. The different activities will help you get better in English and you will certainly like it.

    Alexandra Usma

    Program Contact

    Mark MacDonell

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    Additional Information

    For start dates contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities in your area;

    Contact your local office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities:


    135 North Front St

    Belleville,Ontario, K8P 3B5

    Tel: 613-968-5558

    or 1-800-953-6885

    Fax: 613-968-2364


    132 Second Street East, Suite 202,

    Cornwall,Ontario, K6H 1Y4

    Tel: 613-938-9702

    or 1-877-668-6604

    Fax: 613-938-6627


    299 Concession Street, Suite 201,

    Kingston, Ontario, K7K 2B9

    Tel: 613-548-1151

    or 1-866-973-4043

    Fax: 613-548-412

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