Heavy mechanical is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Red Seal program. Earning your Heavy Mechanical Red Seal Endorsement marks you as a skilled worker, opening job opportunities for you across Canada.
The Heavy Mechanical Apprenticeship program consists of four levels of training with ten weeks for Level 1, eight weeks for Level 2, six weeks for Level 3, and four weeks for Level 4. UFV is offering all 4 Levels.
In Level 4, you have to the option to specialize in either Commercial Transport or Heavy Duty. After completion of your Level 4 apprenticeship, you are prepared to write the Interprovincial Examination leading to final Red Seal certification.
If you are not currently working as a heavy mechanical technician, you may consider enrolling first in UFV's Heavy Mechanical Foundation program to gain the entry-level skills needed to secure employment. As a graduate of the program, you get advanced apprenticeship placement when you find an employer to sponsor you.
|October 6 - December11, 2020|
January 6 - February 28, 2020 - waitlisted
| January 2021
March 9 - April 17, 2020 - waitlisted
September 2020 - waitlisted
Please note: this schedule is subject to change
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Please email Trades@ufv.ca if you have any questions.
If you are enrolled in an apprenticeship program administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), you may qualify to receive grants and subsidies.
Please visit the ITA website for more information.
There are also tax credits available for employers sponsoring students through their apprenticeships.
Please note: Fees are subject to change without notice. Revised: November 2019