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Millwright/General Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program Code: COWD 107

Program Length: 12 weeks

Start Date: All seats have been filled for the 2023 intake of this program. Details for the next intake will be posted in 2024.

Program Contact

William Linton,
Project Manager, Pathway Initiatives


Upcoming Info Sessions

All seats have been filled for the 2023 intake of this program. Details for the next intake will be posted in 2024.


The Millwright & General Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Humber College is a tuition-free program that is designed as a transition step towards an apprenticeship in the trades.

Participants will receive the equivalent of Level 1 Apprentice training as a Millwright/General Machinist, as well as exposure to trade of Electrician. 


The program will include:

  • Orientation & Safety Training
  • General Machinist Training - with exposure to trade of Electrician (12 weeks)
  • Training will be followed by a work placement of 8 to 12 weeks for those students who attend all training and fully participate in employment prep workshops, including submission of all required materials.

Program Benefits

  • Academic Upgrading
  • Equivalent Level 1 Apprentice training as well as exposure to Electrician
  • Employment preparation training
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR Certificate training
  • Working at Heights Certificate training 
  • All textbooks, safety training, small tool kit, and safety equipment are included - free of charge
  • Employment support for paid work placement

Your Career

Canada currently faces a critical shortage of skilled workers. Skilled tradespeople will be increasingly in demand because of the rapid pace of technological changes and as current workers in the field begin to retire. According to the Working in Canada Report (Government of Canada), employment opportunities for licensed millwrights will be steady.

Graduates of this program will find a range of employment opportunities through general machinist, millwright, and welding apprenticeship programs, as well as positions associated with construction, manufacturing and industry work, metal fabrication, and green energy. There are many opportunities for advancement within this career path from supervisory to management positions.

Work Placement

Employment support will be provided to eligible participants

To be eligible for employment support participant must, meet attendance requirement for all courses, including employment prep, hand in all assignments, research job opportunities, follow up on leads provided by program and participate in Job Fairs. Placements are not guaranteed


Admission Requirements

Eligibility and Program Requirements

  • Must be a Permanent Resident or Canadian citizen.
  • Write an assessment test facilitated by Humber College.
  • Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results).
  • Must be fully available to attend all classes.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum Requirement: Grade 12 equivalency demonstrated via High School transcripts. To learn about accommodations or exceptions to this requirement, please contact the Project Manager (contact details listed below)