Tool and Die Makers

(NOC 7232)

What do Tool and Die Makers do?

Tool and die makers make, repair and modify custom-made, prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges using various metals, alloys and plastics which require precise dimensions.

How to become: Tool and Die Makers

To be a tool and die maker, you usually need a high school education.

To gain trade certification as a tool and die maker, you must either complete a four- or five-year tool and die making apprenticeship program or have a combination of over five years' work experience and some high school, college or industry courses in tool and die making.

Tool and die making trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Qualified tool and die makers may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.

With experience, you can move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Many recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate.

Where to study for a career as: Tool and Die Makers

Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mechanical Technician - Machinist Diploma
Mechanical Techniques - Machinist Diploma
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mechanical Technician - CNC Diploma
Mechanical Technician - General Machinist Diploma
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Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Machinist Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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