FAQ

How long do I have to wait to start?
What is the longest waiting period before starting
Does Can-Weld issue a tuition tax receipt?
Does Can-Weld issue a diploma?
What is a Can-Weld certificate?
When do I receive copies of my welding tickets?
Do I have to be enrolled to test for welding tickets?

What plate tickets can I get at Can-Weld?
What is C.W.B.?
What pipe tickets can I get at Can-Weld?
What is T.S.S.A?
What is In-House Certification?
What is SMAW?
What is FCAW?
What is GMAW?
What is GTAW?



How long do I have to wait to start?
Can-Weld offers continual enrollment throughout the year. We do not have semesters.
Most start dates for individuals begin on a Monday.

What is the longest waiting period a person has to wait after completing registration?
1 - 3 weeks on average.

Does Can-Weld issue a tuition tax receipt?
Can-Weld is certified by the Federal government to issue T2202A tuition tax receipts. An individual enrolled in our welding program (i.e., signed a contract for training of 60 hours or more) will receive a T2202A slip for the year after the training was incurred. Regulations state a T2202A being mailed must be post marked no later than the last day in February the year after training for the actual cost of tuition paid.

Does Can-Weld issue a diploma?
After completing Can-Weld's Full Program of 700 hours and obtaining a 70% or higher average a diploma will be issued at the time of the Exit Interview.

What is a Can-Weld certificate?
A certificate is issued to show practical hours applied in your program or a customized welding course not meeting the diploma requirements.

When do I receive copies of my welding certificates/tickets?
Even though a student tests for certification throughout their training, welding certificates are issued after completion at the Exit Interview.

Do I have to be enrolled to test for my welding certificates?
Along with being a training facility, Can-Weld is an approved accredited testing centre.   As part of our accreditation requirements, a student or an individual must reaffirm to Can-Weld their capability and their knowledge of welding procedures prior to testing. This can be done by being a student, showing prior welding certificates and/or being evaluated by an instructor at Can-Weld.

What plate tickets can I get at Can-Weld?
Plate certification is issued through the Canadian Welding Bureau (C.W.B.) for the following positions:

  1. SMAW (stick) - Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead plate on carbon steel
  2. GMAW (MIG hardwire) - Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead plate on carbon steel
  3. FCAW (MIG) - Flat, Horizontal, Vertical, Overhead plate on carbon steel
  4. SMAW (S/S) - Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead Stainless Steel plate on stainless steel

What is C.W.B.?
The Canadian Welding Bureau (C.W.B.), a Division of the C.W.B. Group, is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Certification Body. The accreditation covers the welding certification programs for companies engaged in fusion welding, welding consumables and welding inspection organizations. For more information, click here

Working together with the C.W.B. is not only an opportunity to meet the requirements of the standards but to organize your welding operations, document your welding procedures, verify and improve the skills of your welding personnel, improve quality and productivity.

What pipe tickets can I get at Can-Weld?
Pipe certification is issued through the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (T.S.S.A.) for the following positions:

  1. SMAW - E6010/E7018-1 on 2" carbon steel pipe (6G)
  2. SMAW 7018 - E7018-1 on 2" carbon steel pipe (all positions)
  3. SMAW Stainless - E309L-16 S/S on carbon steel pipe (all positions)            
  4. GTAW TIG - ER70S-2/E7018-1 on 2" carbon steel pipe (all positions)
  5. GMAW MIG - ER70S-2/E309L-16 S/S on 2" carbon steel (all positions)

What is T.S.S.A?
T.S.S.A. administers the policies, procedures and the processes for pipe certification regulated under the Technical Standards and Safety Act for Ontario. For more information visit, click here

Welding and brazing on pressure equipment must be performed in accordance with the Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulation and the various Codes and Standards of construction referenced in CSA-B51.

What is In-House Certification?
In-House certification can be obtained by visual (non-destructive) or by using the cut and bend process as stated with C.W.B. standards for plate welding and T.S.S.A. standards for pipe.

What is SMAW?
Shielded Metal Arc Welding - (SMAW) An arc welding process that produces coalescence of metals by heating them with an arc between a covered metal electrode and the workpieces.   Shielding is obtained from decomposition of the electrode covering.   Pressure is not used, and filler metal is obtained from the electrode.   Also called Stick Welding.

What is FCAW ?
Flux Cored Arc Welding - (FCAW) An arc welding process that produces coalescence of metals by heating them with an arc between a continuous filler metal electrode and the work.   Shielding is provided by a flux contained within the tubular electrode.   Additional shielding may or may not be obtained from an eternally supplied gas or gas mixture.   Also called MIG flux welding.

What is GMAW ?
Gas Metal Arc Welding - (GMAW) An arc welding process that produces coalescence of metals by heating them with an arc between a continuous filler metal electrode and the workpieces.   Shielding is obtained entirely from an externally supplied gas. Also called MIG hardwire welding.

What is GTAW ?
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - (GTAW) An arc welding process that produces coalescence of metals by heating them with an arc between a tungsten electrode and the workpieces.   Shielding is obtained from a gas.   Pressure may or may not be used, and filler metal may or may not be used.   Also called TIG welding.