Photo by Rob Lambert on Unsplash
Photo by Rob Lambert on Unsplash


Median Yearly





Welders repair metal structures, tools, and equipment. They also plan layouts and measurements and test welded surfaces.

Work type:


Most likely to work in:

Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Most employees have:

Trades certificate or diploma


Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

What you do

A Welder performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Interpret blueprints, drawings, and measurements to plan layouts
  • Use specialized machinery for industrial welding and oversee machines that perform the same job
  • Maintain and repair all machinery
  • Follow and enforce strict safety regulations such as wearing heat-resistant gloves, protective masks, and safety shoes.
  • Weld small and large components such as copper plumbing, beams, and pipelines

What you need

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
  • Knowledge of safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing
  • Ability to use electrical or manual tools
  • Deftness and attention to detail
  • Proficient communication skills

Who's hiring in Atlantic Canada?

Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs

Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Allows qualified tradespersons to practice the trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated, without having to write further examinations. Requirements may also vary by trade.