Instrumentation and Control Technician (Industrial Instrument Mechanic)

Instrumentation and control technicians install, repair, maintain, replace, calibrate, program and service process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops and computers. These instruments may be pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, optical or chemical, and include signal transmission, telemetry and digital devices in industrial operations.

Record Book

Program Updates:

Classes of apprentice technical training for Levels 1, 2 & 3 of the Industrial Instrument Mechanic program that begin after January 1, 2017 will be required to sit an ITA Standardized Level Exam. Please see OPSN-2016-022 for full details. 

The exam weighting charts are available for the Standard Level Exams levels 1, 2 & 3 and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 195.76 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 865.95 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 1.32 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 42.86 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 171.16 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 57.04 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 66.88 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 298.81 KB)