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Note: Apprentices beginning Level 1 after January 1, 2018 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program. Please see the Harmonized and Gap Training page for further information.

The apprenticeship process requires time spent on the job supplemented by in-school training. A millwright apprentice must complete a four-year program including 6,600 workplace hours and 840 in-school hours of training. The in-school training is taken in four seven-week blocks; one each year for four years. Apprentices who have completed Millwright Foundation receive credit for the first level of the apprentice technical training. BCIT offers all four levels of the technical training for the millwright apprenticeship. After completion of all four levels of training, a passing grade on the interprovincial exam will result in the BC Certificate of Apprenticeship, the BC Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement, also known as the Red Seal.

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Program Entry

Pathways

There are two ways of beginning your new career as a millwright apprentice:

  1. Take our Millwright Foundation program. By working through a series of practical projects and assignments and theory assignments you'll build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to make you more employable in an entry-level position. By successfully completing the program, you will also receive credit for the in-school portion of Level 1 of our Millwright Apprenticeship training.
  2. Find employment under a millwright who will register you with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). In this option, you are indentured to a company as an apprentice millwright, learning basic skills while you are employed. The advantage here is that you earn while you learn.

Entrance requirements

You must be an active apprentice registered with the Industry Training Authority to register for apprenticeship training at BCIT.

Recommended for success

Grade 10 education or equivalent*, including:

*High school graduation is preferred.

Apprentices with medical or physical difficulties should contact Accessibility Services to arrange an interview with the Institute’s rehabilitation specialist.

International applicants

BCIT welcomes apprentice training requests from Canadian citizens and permanent residents only. View programs that accept international students

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for availability of upcoming intakes.

Register for apprentice training

Consult the training schedule to find a date that is suitable to both you and your employer. Please schedule each level of your technical training at least eight months apart to benefit most from your training.

Complete an Apprentice Training Request Form [PDF]* and submit by fax, mail or in person with a $200 commitment fee for each level that you choose. You may also register by phone at 604-456-8100

  • Apprentice Training Requests which do not include the $200 commitment fee per level will not be processed or held. There will be no follow up correspondence from BCIT.
  • The $200 commitment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to future intakes.
  • Your commitment fee is applied to your tuition.

Apprentices must complete each level of apprentice training in sequential order. For example, apprentices must complete Level 1 before continuing on to Level 2.

*Apprentice Training Request Forms are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Disclosure of personal information and privacy notice

BCIT Apprentice Services reserves the right to communicate with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and your active employer sponsor about your registration, progress, and related academic information. BCIT also shares apprentice registration information with Work BC. If you have questions about the protection of your personal information, you may contact the BCIT Information Access and Privacy Office.

View our full Admissions and Registration Privacy Notice

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your apprentice training request, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your training request will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your training request within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Apprentices are expected to bring their CSA-approved steel-toed boots and eye protection. There is an approved book list for the millwright apprenticeship. These books are available at the BCIT Bookstore on the Burnaby campus.

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Income support for apprentices is provided by Human Resource Development Canada (HRDC) through regular Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility. For questions regarding Employment Insurance or Personal Support Payments, please visit the income support overview for current BCIT apprentices.

Courses

Class hours

0700-1400, Monday through Friday

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for class hours and availability of upcoming intakes.

Program matrix

Level 1 (7 weeks) Credits
  AMLL 1GAP Millwright Apprentice Level 1 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 14.0
 
Level 2 (7 weeks) Credits
  AMLL 2GAP Millwright Apprentice Level 2 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 17.0
 
Level 3 (7 weeks) Credits
  AMLL 3GAP Millwright Apprentice Level 3 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 14.0
 
Level 4 (7 weeks) Credits
  AMLL 4GAP Millwright Apprentice Level 4 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 14.0
 
Total Credits: 56.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

The total amount of technical training for millwright apprenticeship consists of a 7-week, 210-hour in-school session for each year of apprenticeship. ITA requires a total of 840 in-school hours over the 4 years of apprenticeship.

Grading

The minimum passing grade is 70 percent.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2015-2017 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2014-2016 graduates and for Degree 2013-2015 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Credential

BCIT offers a Diploma of Trades Training for apprentices who have successfully completed their technical training at BCIT and have been granted a British Columbia Trades Qualification (IP/TQ). In trades where there is no requirement to complete a Trades Qualification (TQ), a Certificate of Apprenticeship is acceptable. Please see the BCIT apprenticeship training section of the website for more information.

Harmonized and Gap Training

Harmonized Millwright Apprenticeship


New Millwright Apprentices starting the program after January 2018 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program.

Harmonized apprentice levels will be regularly schedule as follows:

Level 1 intakes offered after January 1, 2018
Level 2 intakes offered after January 1, 2019
Level 3 intakes offered after January 1, 2020
Level 4 intakes offered after January 1, 2021

Current Millwright Apprentices will have the following options to complete their training:

Option 1: Complete the current program

Apprentices that began their training prior to April 2018 are encouraged to complete each level of training in their current stream as follows:

Level 2 by December, 2018
Level 3 by December, 2020
Level 4 by December, 2021

If you try to register for and the level is unavailable please ask the Apprentice Services Customer Service Representative to add your contact information to the interests list to be notified when additional intakes become available.

Option 2: Transition from the current stream to the harmonized stream

Current apprentices that need to transition to the new program will need to complete gap training in order to enter the new stream. Additional training is required to address the gaps in program content as follows:

  • Transition from current Level 1 to harmonized Level 2 after January 1, 2019, gap training is required. This consists of 17 hours of missing content and a self-study component that needs to be completed prior to the gap training (for materials, please contact Chief Instructor, Bryan Messer at Bryan_Messer@bcit.ca or 604-456-8134 at least 6 weeks prior to the start of gap training). Gap training schedule:
  1. April 10 - April 12 for students in harmonized level 2 starting on April 15, 2019
  2. May 29 - May 31 for students in harmonized level 2 starting on June 3, 2019
  3. October 23 - October 25 for students in harmonized level 2 starting on October 28, 2019
  • Transition from current Level 2 to harmonized Level 3 after January 1, 2021. Have your sponsor sign off on missing competencies to receive Level 2 credit in the harmonized program. Please contact your local Apprenticeship Advisor for next steps.
  • Transition from current Level 3 to harmonized Level 4 after January 1, 2022. Have your sponsor sign off on missing competencies to receive Level 3 credit in the harmonized program. Please contact your local Apprenticeship Advisor for next steps.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Faculty

Instructors

Bryan Messer, Millwright CQ
Chief Instructor

Robert Braun, Millwright CQ

Stanley Jung, Millwright CQ

Erick Medina, Millwright CQ

Blair Patterson, Millwright CQ

Keith Turner, Millwright CQ

Staff

Brian Buckley, BSc 
Associate Dean

Dan Sasso
Toolroom Attendant

Kelsey Wells
Administrative Assistant

Contact Us

BCIT Apprentice Services

For more information on this or other apprenticeship programs, tuition fees and when programs are offered, please contact BCIT Apprentice Services at:

Office Location: Building SW1, First Floor
Burnaby campus
Phone: 604-456-8100
1-800-667-0676 (BC)
Fax: 604-435-1197
On the web: bcit.ca/apprenticeship

BCIT Apprentice Services can assist apprentices with their registration, tuition fee payments, and other details.

Anyone interested in registering as an apprentice can contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at 778-328-8700 or 1-866-660-6011 (BC). BCIT's Apprentice Services can also assist individuals interested in entering apprentice training.

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