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The CWA provides a Canadian forum in which welding professionals, their employers, fabricators and welding-products suppliers are all able to exchange information, share knowledge resources and work with government and regulatory agencies and each other to advance the welding profession, its products and its practices. To continue driving the welding industry forward, we offer CWA Seminars and an annual Conference.

CanWeld 2017 Award Nomination Forms

Please send your nomination forms to the CWA national office by May 30th, 2017.


 6th Annual Welding Educators Conference

May 29, 2017 - May 30, 2017
Canad Inns, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Theme: Innovative Solutions to Enhance Welding Training Programs

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 Submerged Arc Welding Seminar

March 29, 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Cloverdale Campus, Surrey, British Columbia

Submerged Arc Welding is a significant contributor to the success of many companies- increasing productivity, while cutting costs and improving weld integrity and monopolizing on return of investment. Whether you are already using the SAW process or are considering to expand your operations, this seminar is for you! We have a long line-up of experts presenting high-quality technical presentations, and hands-on demonstrations are planned to provide you with a day of valuable resource- everyone is bound to return to operations with new insight.

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 CWA supports proactive changes to maternity benefits announced in budget 2017

March 24, 2017

The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) is supportive of the Canadian Federal Government’s budget for its balanced approach in building a strong middle class and for allowing women to claim Employment Insurance Maternity Benefits earlier.

Budget 2017 unveiled progressive changes to maternity assistance that will allow women to claim Employment Insurance Maternity Benefits up to 12 weeks before their due date, expanded from the current timeframe of 8 weeks. Expected costs will be $43.1 million over five years starting in 2017-2018, and $9.2 million annually after that.

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 Comparative Review of Welding Standards followed around the World: CSA vs AWS & ISO Webinar

March 22, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Presented by Cristian Zanfir, Assistant Manager Standards, CWB Group

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 Innovative Automation- Robotics, Positioners, Lasers and more!

March 16, 2017 - 7:30am - 5:00pm
CWB Group Nisku Learning Centre, Nisku, Alberta

We are pleased to invite you to our CWA National seminar. The theme is a growing trend in Industry and advanced welding technology is rapidly becoming a “necessity” more so than “nice to have”. During economic downturns, it has been proven time and time again that wise and experienced companies take advantage of this opportunity- taking an intuitive approach to diversify and enhance operations; effectively improving quality, efficiency, productivity and company competitiveness. Various welding automation technologies are proven cost effective solutions to achieving these objectives.

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 Comparative review of Welding Standards followed around the World: CSA vs AWS & ISO

February 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
KEYANO College, Fort McMurray, Alberta

Presented by Cristian Zanfir, Assistant Manager Standards, CWB Group

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 CSA Welding Certification Programs for Companies and Product Certification for Welding Consumables Webinar

February 21, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Presented by Cristian Zanfir, Assistant Manager Standards, CWB Group

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 CWA Welder membership continues to grow

February 1, 2017

Welders fuse the world. The list of projects both large and small are endless - some of the largest being skyscrapers that define a city’s landscape and some of the smallest are devices that keep the heart beating, or could be an artistic piece giving scrap metal a new life.

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 Safe welding practices will play key role in pipeline expansion

December 19, 2016

Qualified welders and certified inspectors will play an essential role with regards to maintaining welding standards relating to the recent approval by the federal government of both Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline and Enbridge's Line 3 replacement.

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 Arcs and Sparks with Riley Durnford

November 30, 2016

Riley DurnfordCWA: Why did you sign up for the welder membership program?

Riley: I was told about the program by a CWB inspector, and the CWA Welder membership seemed the most suitable for me. The benefits are at a great cost point for $20. I also like being informed of the latest trends in the industry – this is a great way to know what’s going on.

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