Boilermaker Endorsement: 

Marine Fitter

Marine Fitters are precise and collaborative tradespeople whose expert work with metal and other components are essential to the creation and repair of the ships that transport people and goods.  

As a Marine Fitter, you’ll play an important role creating and repairing the many vessels that navigate our world.  

Drawing on your math skills and precision, you’ll build, maintain and repair everything from small boats to ocean liners. You’ll enjoy the collaborative nature of this career, which interacts with a large range of tradespeople.  


What You'll Learn

  • How to read ship drawings 
  • How to lay out and mark bending and cutting lines on plate and sheet steel  
  • How to set up heavy metal working machines 
  • How to fit metal parts and other components  
  • How to construct and repair ship structures 

Key Job Skills

  • Critical thinking 
  • Problem solving 
  • Work health and safety  
  • Metal installation and repairs 
  • Equipment operation 


Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 8 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
2460 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$35.00 — $51.00

Program Updates

  • December 2017: SkilledTradesBC has launched a program for Boilermaker Endorsement: Marine Fitter. For details refer to OPSN 2017 021.

Program Information

Exam Information

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Endorsement Exam



  • None


Challenge the


If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


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