Qualification Programs

For UBC millwrights, training is one piece of the puzzle. The other is qualification. Our qualification requirements ensure every UBC millwright is equipped for success in the field and on the job.



Apprenticeship is the beginning of the qualification process. Complete a millwright apprenticeship program regulated in Canada with the Millwright Regional Council – Canada. Upon completion of apprenticeship, qualified individuals obtain a Certificate of Qualification, which confirms its holder has the skills, knowledge and experience that meet industry standards.

Work Experience


An apprenticeship involves the completion of 8,000 hours via practical training provided on-the-job by a highly skilled UBC Millwrights and includes three levels of theoretical in class training, which includes but is not limited to; instruction in workshop practice, workshop technology, machine technology, rigging & hoisting, welding & fabrication, electrical & electronic controls, drawings & schematics.

UBC Testing


Upon completion of apprenticeship, UBC Millwrights will complete the Industrial Millwright Red Seal exam to become certified, licensed, and registered as a millwright journeyperson.

Continuous Training


What Makes UBC Millwrights Different? Training and Development. We commit millions each year to training our members. As a result, UBC Millwrights acquire superior skills and become specialists through industry and OSHA approved programs. Continuous Training is one of our top priorities, and UBC quality training ensures that UBC Millwrights are ready to keep you competitive and profitable while completing all your projects On Time, Every Time.

“At OPG we are impressed with the professionalism we see in the Millwrights that are deployed for work in our facilities, this is a testament to the time taken to train them to be skilled workers who take pride in their workmanship.”
Bill Owens
SVP, Refurbishment Execution | Nuclear Refurbishment, Ontario Power Generation
APM - Atlantic Power Maintenance
“In today’s environment, you have to continuously be improving. The UBC millwrights are the most highly qualified people that can be on a jobsite.”
Rick Rives
President, Atlantic Plant Maintenance
Siemens Westinghouse
“The UBC millwright crews are highly productive, with few non-recordable and zero recordable injuries. For logging over 100,000 hours worked on the job so far, that’s not too bad.”
Michael F. McCormick
President, Siemens Westinghouse Generation Services
Black & McDonald
“UBC millwright crews bring a wealth of knowledge, skills, and professionalism to the job on our site, both of which are highly valued in our nuclear environment where safety and quality are our overriding priorities.”
Murray Hoggart
Site Manager Darlington, Black & McDonald
Conveyor Specialities
“The performance and attitudes of UBC millwrights that we’ve seen throughout the entire country has been excellent. They’re working hard and they’re working safe.”
Chris Stevens
Owner, Conveyor Specialties
Newell Machinery Company
“UBC millwrights have provided us with a fantastic resource for labour and opened up all kinds of opportunities that we didn’t have access to before.”
Greg Moharin
Vice President, Newell Machinery
“The UBC millwright crews did very well and they were very professional. The UBC has provided us with a level of expertise that is beyond what we expected. The most important asset is their skill set. The training that the UBC provides millwrights is to be commended.”
Mike Arnoff
Owner, Arnoff (Mechanical Equipment) Moving