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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Millwright Apprenticeship

Location(s): ​Dawson Creek

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.

The Millwright Apprenticeship Training Program includes levels 1-4 of the SkilledTradesBC prescribed Apprenticeship training.  See SkilledTradesBC for more information.

Career Prospects

Excellent opportunities exist in both local and regional industry for Millwrights. Above average salaries are offered, as well as excellent working environments.


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Level 1 is 210 hours; approximately 7 weeks long.

Level 2 is 210 hours; approximately 7 weeks long.

Level 3 is 210 hours; approximately 7 weeks long.

Level 4 is 210 hours; approximately 7 weeks long.

Estimated Program Fees

Program fee type: Trades/Apprenticeship

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.

Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

 TuitionStudent FeesInstruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Level 1$ 718.20$ 67.38$ 131.79$ 917.37
Level 2$ 718.20$ 67.38$ 131.79$ 917.37
Level 3$ 718.20$ 67.38$ 131.79$ 917.37
Level 4$ 718.20$ 67.38$ 131.79$ 917.37

International Fees

 TuitionStudent FeesInstruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Medical Insurance
Level 1$ 2,580.90$ 67.38$ 131.79$ 276.00$ 3,056.07
Level 2$ 2,580.90$ 67.38$ 131.79$ 276.00$ 3,056.07
Level 3$ 2,580.90$ 67.38$ 131.79$ 276.00$ 3,056.07
Level 4$ 2,580.90$ 67.38$ 131.79$ 276.00$ 3,056.07

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Admission Requirements

Eligibility as indicated by SkilledTradesBC.

Important Notes

  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.
  2. Students must provide personal protective equipment (footwear having CSA safety-toe protection and CSA safety glasses with clear lenses).Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.
  3. The program is affiliated with SkilledTradesBC.

Program Requirements

Residency Requirement100% of each level must be completed at Northern Lights College or by approval of the Dean
Minimum Grade Requirements70% minimum in all courses
Gap TrainingStudents may be required to attend and complete gap training when transitioning from Classic to Harmonized levels


Gap training options:


Training results are reported to SkilledTradesBC