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Inspection and Technical Services - Welder Testing Program

General Information

In Manitoba, any person who performs welding processes on equipment or installations regulated by the Steam and Pressure Plants Act and Gas and Oil Burner Act must hold a valid Manitoba High Pressure Welder's Licence issued by Inspection and Technical Services. This includes but is not limited to welding processes done on:

  • Boilers, and all other pressure vessels, and
  • Piping in steam heating and process systems; piping in hot water heating and process systems; compressed air systems over 15 psi; refrigeration systems; chemical handling systems; natural gas, propane and fuel oil delivery systems.

There are also other agencies in the province that may require a welder to hold a valid Manitoba High Pressure Welder's Licence even though the welding is being done on equipment that is not regulated under the legislation administered by the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

For instance, a welder must hold Manitoba High Pressure Welder's Licence to meet American Petroleum Institute Code requirements when performing welding processes on API-regulated vessels.

It is the welder's responsibility to ensure that he/she has the licence required for the job at hand.

“pressure welder” – means a person who acts as a welder, welding operator, brazer or brazing operator in respect of a boiler, pressure vessel or piping used in connection with a boiler or pressure vessel.

Approved Testing Companies

ALL PIPE & MECHANICAL LTD.
222 RICHMOND AVE. EAST
BRANDON, MANITOBA
(204) 729-1333
allpipe@live.co.uk

AXIS INSPECTION GROUP LTD.
1239 MANAHAN AVE., UNIT B
WINNIPEG, MB
204-488-6790
wtc@axisinspection.com

FRE-FLO
2005 PACIFIC AVENUE
BRANDON, MANITOBA
(204) 727-1314
kansteel@mts.net

NORTHERN SHIELD ENGINEERING
1 – 1660 KENASTON BLVD.
WINNIPEG, MB
204-391-9558
nsengineering@shaw.ca 

UNITED ASSOCIATION LOCAL 254
34 HIGGINS AVENUE
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
(204) 881-2666
mark@pipingindustrytechnicalcollege.ca

Welding and Brazing Licences

Welder Licence Fee

Pressure welder licence fee is $80 per licence.

See bulletin OFC 19-005 for further information on the Pressure Welder Testing and Licencing process.

Direct inquiries to firecomm@gov.mb.ca or telephone: (204) 945-3322