Local 47 offers a variety of courses on an ongoing basis. Courses will proceed provided that there is significant registration.The following courses are open to members who work under the Provincial Sheet Metal Collective Agreement. Apprentices will not be accepted for any course that interferes with night school attendance.
Deposits are required for each course and will be returned upon successful completion or proof of 85% attendance.
If you require further information on the courses outlined below, please contact Floyd Cunning (Business Manager) at   or (Training Co-Ordinator).


WELDING: Obtaining and renewing your welding certification is a very valuable asset in our industry. Having your welding certificate and the appropriate expertise will increase your opportunity for being dispatched and/or continuing your current employment.
Local 47 has arranged for Mig, Tig and Stick welding courses to be available to you at the following locations:
Local 47  Training Centre ~ 765 Green Creek, Ottawa     (613) 724-6116, ext.2
  • Members must contact the union hall to notify that they wish to enroll in the course.
  • Members must contact Elizabeth  or  Stuart to register.
GAS: This is an entry level Gas Technician certificate course. It can be taken by following these steps: 1. The member must find a training facility that offers the G3 Course and register for the course. 2. Once registered, contact the Union hall and request a G3 Attendance Record, which must be signed by the instructor for each class. 3. Forward a copy of the receipt of tuition fee paid in full the Local 30 Education Committee. Members will be reimbursed 30% of the tuition upon proof of the fee being paid. An additional 30% of the tuition will be reimbursed half- way through the course with proof of 85% attendance ( submit signed attendance record). The final 40% will be reimbursed upon successful completion or proof of 85% attendance for the entire course.
PRE CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION Training Criteria/Objective Training Criteria/Objective
  • This course is a review of subjects covered in apprenticeship trade school. The course has successfully prepared apprentices to write and attain the Sheet Metal Worker licence.
  • Apprentices are especially encouraged to take this course. To achieve a Sheet Metal Worker licence apprentices must attain a 70% mark on the Ministry of Labour Certificate of Qualification exam.
FIRST AID This course will train workers on proper procedures in case of a medical emergency. The course is open to all sheet metal members and is highly recommended given the nature of our industry. Stewards and Health & Safety Representatives appointed by the union are especially urged to take this course.
Topics include:
  • Emergency scene management, wounds & bleeding, shock, levels of consciousness, burns and poisons
  • Recognition of heart attack and stroke
  • Adult and child CPR, choking and resuscitation procedures
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Eye, ear and nose injuries
  • Heat and cold emergencies
  • Medical conditions: Diabetes, allergic reactions, asthma and seizures
Will be provided to all appointed Stewards.
Ever wonder how the non- union got to eat your lunch? Then this is the course for you. This is not a brain-washing, pump the union sermon. It is a reality check. Find out what must be done to ensure that your company is competitive. What is the Union doing to keep you working? What must be done to keep pace with inflation and improve earnings?
Topics include:
  • Organizing
  • Market Share
  • Stabilization
  • Union History
  • Duration: One evening 5:30 — 9:30 pm
  • Dinner provided
  • Location: Local 47 Union Hall