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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.

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Elevator Constructor

An Ironworker (Structural and Ornamental) fabricates and installs both structural and ornamental steel and iron works and components, as well as precast structural concrete members and laminated timber products in all buildings and structures including, but not limited to, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional buildings, towers, bridges and stadiums. Specifically, an Ironworker (Structural and Ornamental):

  • fabricates, assembles, installs, erects, alters, repairs, hoists and dismantles structural ironwork, precast and pretensioned concrete as well as all metallic materials in curtain walls, ornamental and other metal work (including specialty metals)
  • operates and maintains hand and power tools, including welding and cutting equipment
  • assembles and erects cranes, rigs and hoists
  • moves and installs components, materials, heavy equipment and machinery needed to perform ironwork, including installation of all falsework and shoring
  • erects structural members and bridges and installs and fastens curtain walls and glass systems
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Fast Track

Equivalencies available (based on experience & courses) for MOS ID:
  • 00379 Marine Technician
  • 00134 Material Technician
  • 00105 Boatswain
  • 00138 Aircraft Structures Technician
  • 00304 Plumbing and Heating Technician

Earn while you Learn

You earn while you learn the trade. Union journeymen Ironworkers wages and fringe benefits are negotiated on their behalf by the union through collective bargaining with signatory contractors. Some apprenticeship programs partner with community colleges to offer college credit for apprenticeship classes

Wages vary according to the geographic location of the local union. The average starting wage for 1st year apprentices is 40 - 50% of the Journeyman's wage rate plus fringe benefits. Your earnings are adjusted annually to reflect your advancing skills and increasing knowledge of the trade.

More information:
Careers in Construction
The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union
Find an Ironworker Union


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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