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Millwright/General Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program Code: COWD 107

Credential: Certificate of Completion

Program Length: 12 weeks

Start Date: May 2, 2022   Applications and Assessments will take place at the information session. Therefore, attending an info session is mandatory to enroll in this program.

Program Contact

William Linton
Project Coordinator,
Skilled Trades Programs

Upcoming Info Sessions

April 01, 2022 | 11:00 am

April 05, 2022 | 2:00 pm

April 07, 2022 | 1:00 pm

April 08, 2022 | 10:00 am

April 18, 2022 | 1:00 pm



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 Level equivalent training as a Millwright/General Machinist, as well as exposure to trade of Electrician. 

The program includes a paid work placement of 8 to 12 weeks.

The program will include:

  • Orientation & Safety Training
  • General Machinist Training - with exposure to trade of Electrician (12 weeks)
  • Work Placements (8-12 weeks: dependent on employer, as well as student participation and input throughout program)

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

The program includes: Paid Work Placements (8-12 weeks: dependent on employer, as well as student participation and input throughout program)


Admission Requirements

Eligibility and Program Requirements

  • Write an assessment test facilitated by Humber College.
  • Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results).

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)
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an Ontario apprenticeship.