Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
September 23, 2019

Employees and Employers Asked to Participate in a Survey Related to Boilermaker Trade Certification

The Provincial Government is seeking input in the form of a survey from employees and employers in response to an application from industry stakeholders requesting to designate the boilermaker trade as a compulsory certified trade in Newfoundland and Labrador. Only registered apprentices and journeypersons may work in a compulsory certified trade.

Boilermakers construct, install, test, maintain, repair, and dismantle boilers, tanks and other vessels such as exchanges, process towers, and smokestacks that contain liquids, gasses, and dry products. Boilermakers may also be employed in construction and maintenance in a variety of industries such as metal fabrication, shipbuilding, oil and gas, and power generation.

The survey is open to employees and employers engaged in this scope of work, including but not limited to boilermakers, metal fabricators, industrial mechanics (millwrights), steamfitters/pipefitters, ironworkers and welders. For more information or to request access to the survey, please email

SurvSurveys will be administered until October 18, 2019.

The public is also invited to provide input by emailing ref=""> For more information, visit

“Our government continues to consult with apprentices, journeypersons, and employers to ensure Newfoundland and Labrador’s apprenticeship system is modern and responsive to industry needs. Consultation with these stakeholders and the public will help determine if compulsory certification is required for the boilermaker trade.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore‎
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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