Get your Heavy Mechanical Trades Red Seal

Heavy Mechanical is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. Earning your Heavy Mechanical Red Seal Endorsement marks you as skilled worker and can open job opportunities.

The Apprenticeship program consists of four levels of in-school training which are, ten weeks for Level 1, eight weeks for Level 2, six weeks for Level 3, and four weeks for Level 4. UFV will be offering all 4 Levels.

Next intake

Level 1 — Oct 10 to Dec 15, 2017

Fees and costs

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship Level 1
Length 10 weeks
Tuition 1318.60
Student Fees 155.20
Total 1473.80


Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship Level 2
Length 8 weeks
Tuition 1054.88
Student Fees 155.20
Total 1210.08


Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship Level 3
Length 6 weeks
Tuition 791.16
Student Fees 155.20
Total 946.36

Upcoming Program Dates

Level 2 — Jan 2 to Feb 23, 2018

Level 3 — Mar 5 to Apr 13, 2018


Monday to Friday
8 am to 2 pm


UFV Trades and Technology Centre
5579 Tyson Road, Chilliwack, BC

Entrance Requirements

If you are not currently working as a heavy mechanical trades person, you may consider enrolling first in UFV's Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation program to gain the entry-level skills needed to secure employment. As a graduate of the program, you will get advanced apprenticeship placement when you find an employer to sponsor you.



Steps to Apply

1. Submit an application for the Heavy Mechanical Apprenticeship program online at  (please note you will apply for apprenticeship but not a specific level as that will be determined in step 2).

2. You will then receive an email, to the email address you submitted on the application, asking for additional information (level required, ITA #, employer, etc).

3. you will be scheduled for the next available intake.

UFV Heavy Mechanical program

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