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Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a registered not for profit organization providing opportunities in the construction and related industries for serving, transitioning and former military. Helmets to Hardhats is the leading construction industry gateway for the men and women who have served in Canada's military.
H2H works with the balanced community of Building Trades Unions and Employers to ensure registrants receive only the best industry wages & benefits. H2H is recognized as a leading service provider by Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, and Canada's 14 Building Trade Unions along with leading industry Business Owners.

Military Community eligible for
Helmets to Hardhats Canada
Regular Force & Family
Primary Reserves & Family
Senior Army, Sea & Air Cadets CIC & COATS
Afghan Interpreters


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Consider a civilian career as a Boilermaker. Trades include: :

  • Boilermaker
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Non Destructive Testing Technicians
  • Welder

Today’s Boilermakers build and maintain the tanks and pressure vessels that are at the heart of huge installations, such as hydro, nuclear and other energy facilities (including oil-sands plants), chemical, cement, glass and steel plants. The pressure vessels we work on could be boilers, tanks, heat exchangers, fired heaters or reactors. They could include the lines that transmit gasses and chemicals, often under pressure, throughout a facility such as a refinery or liquid natural gas plant.
Boilermakers not only make, but move huge part assemblies into position at the installations where they work. These Boilermakers are called fitters and riggers.
Boilermakers also work in metal fabrication and are critical to the operation of fertilizer, potash and water-treatment plants, breweries and to the shipbuilding industry in Canada.

Fast Track

Equivalencies available (based on experience & courses) for MOS ID:
  • 00379 Marine Technician
  • 00134 Material Technician
  • 00187 Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer
  • 00343 - Non Destructive Testing Technician (NDT)
  • 00138 Aircraft Structures Technician
  • 00304 Plumbing and Heating Technician

Earn while you Learn

Depending on your province, you’ll spend between four and five years (4,800 to 6,000 hours) learning the trade. 720 of those hours will be spent in a community college classroom and the rest on the job.

You’ll get paid while you learn on the job. Once you graduate, you’ll be a journeyperson Boilermaker, earning top wages (up to $55 per hour) and benefits, including Canada’s best health and welfare plan and an industry-leading pension plan.

More information:
Careers in Construction
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Canada


Featured Employer


BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) has over 60 years of expertise and experience in the design, manufacturing, commissioning and service of nuclear power generation equipment. This includes steam generators, nuclear fuel and fuel components, critical plant components, parts and related plant services. BWXT Canada’s sister company, BWXT Medical Ltd. (BWXT Medical) provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, BWXT in Canada has approximately 1,600 employees at locations in Cambridge, Peterborough, Toronto, Arnprior, Pickering, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Kanata and Oakville, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Canada is a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc.


As a supplier of over 305 CANDU and pressurized water reactor steam generators worldwide, as well as other major plant components and fuel, BWXT has the knowledge and expertise to develop innovative solutions for all areas of plant operations from the nuclear reactor itself to conventional systems, replacement reactor vessel closure heads, pressurizers, primary piping, critical heat exchangers, and spent fuel storage.
BWXT services can be provided in a variety of ways through staff augmentation, specific scope projects or on a turnkey basis.
When commercially available systems are not adequate to meet current challenges for the nuclear industry, BWXT develops the services, techniques and equipment needed to address or correct the problem

For more information please visit their website at


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