Machinist

A Machinist is someone who turns blocks of metal into complex, intricate metal parts for other products. They fit and assemble metal parts and sub-assemblies, ensuring the parts in these products meet exacting standards in size, strength and hardness.  A Machinist sets up and operates all machine tools such as Lathes, Milling Machines Saws, Grinding Machines, Drilling and Boring Machines, Shapers, Planers, Precision Measuring tools, Hand and Power tools, and the related attachments and accessories, including C.N.C. machining, selection, use and maintenance of cutting tools.

THE MACHINIST PROGRAM HAS CHANGED

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Harmonized*

April 1, 2020

Harmonized*

April 1, 2020

Harmonized*

April 1, 2021

Harmonized*

September 1, 2021

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in April 2020

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before April 2020

If you are unclear as to what program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service.

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - IN EFFECT STARTING APRIL 1, 2020 AS PER TRANSITION PLAN

Program Profile

Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification

Download (PDF 147 KB)

Program Outline

Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers

Download (PDF 921 KB)

Record Book

See below for information about the current program. 

Program Updates:

Standardized Level Exam (SLE) Updates

SLE Weighting Charts

SLE Acronyms

Interprovincial Exam Updates

  • None

Interprovincial Exam Information

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 145.39 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(1.PDF 620.3 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 264.47 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 178.62 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 375.29 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 366.06 KB)