Millwrights dismantle, move, install, change layout, set-up, repair, overhaul and maintain all machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, including power shafting, pulleys, conveyors and hoists. They work from plans and blueprints and install equipment using hand tools, power tools, and hoisting equipment. Millwrights use grinders and lathes to make customized parts and construct machinery foundations.
Millwright is designated as Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal program.
If a student currently works as a Millwright and has an employer who will provide on-the-job training, s/he is eligible to enroll in Apprenticeship training. An Apprenticeship is a three-party agreement between the Apprentice, the employer, and the Industry Training Authority.
Students receive training according to the provincial Apprenticeship curriculum, as established by the Industry Training Authority of British Columbia, pertinent to the Apprenticeship level in which the student is enrolled. Upon successful completion of all four levels and appropriate time in the trade, the student may be eligible to write the Inter-Provincial exam in Millwright.
Excellent opportunities exist in the local and regional industry for Millwrights, including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities.
Location: Dawson Creek Campus
Length: 28 weeks (840)
Start: Current Apprenticeship level program schedule
Fees: Current Fee Schedule
Eligibility as indicated by the ITA
- The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.
- Students must provide safety equipment, including footwear having CSA safety-toe protection and CSA safety glasses with clear lenses.
- The program is affiliated with the Industry Training Authority.
- The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide.
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Associate Dean: Robert McAleney
Program Instructor: Russ Haugen
Apprenticeship Contact: Department
In addition, students may be required to attend and complete Gap Training when transitioning from Classic to Harmonized levels.