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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.

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 ISO 3834 Certification “Quality requirements for Fusion welding of Metallic Materials

February 15, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Presented by: Cristian Zanfir, Assistant Manager Standards - CWB Group

ISO 3834 "Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials" is an internationally recognized quality system standard developed specifically for companies that weld. It applies to manufacturing, both in workshops and at field installation sites. This presentation will provide you with a route on how to select the appropriate level of quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials and explain what welding manufacturers have to implement in their quality managements system in order to comply with ISO 3834 requirements. The presentation will also show you why being CWB certified is a very good starting point to meet ISO 3834 certification.

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 CSA Standard W47.1- Annex E- Impact Testing Requirements

November 30, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Presented by: Cristian Zanfir, Assistant Manager Standards - CWB Group

In real life welding fabricators and erectors have to follow toughness requirements specified by the contract or applicable product standard or code. However, in absence of such requirements the welding fabricators choose to follow testing requirements of Annex E of CSA W47.1 standard. The purpose of this presentation is to provide the audience with some examples of what tests are required in order to meet the requirements of this Annex E. Also, this presentation will outline some similarities and differences between CSA, AWS, ASME and ISO with respect to impact testing requirements.

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 CSA Welding Certification Program for Welding Consumables

October 12, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Presented by: Cristian Zanfir, Assistant Manager Standards - CWB Group

The purpose of this presentation is to provide the Welding Sales Professionals with a summary of the requirements of welding consumables certification as related to the CSA Standard W48 administered by the Canadian Welding Bureau. Welding Sales Professionals are key contributors to the welding industry through their ongoing support provided to the welding fabricators and erectors. Attending this webinar Welding Sales Professionals can better understand the types of certifications applicable to the welding consumables and assist their clients in ensuring that welding consumables and gas mixtures supplied to certified fabricators meet certification requirements of the CSA W48 standard or the applicable AWS A5 series standards.

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 Welding Fumes Working with New Manganese Guidelines

October 5, 2017 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Canadian Welding Association is organizing a follow-up session on welding fume emission with a focus on manganese control and how the new lower limits recently adopted by the Government of Manitoba may impact your welding operations. All industries employing welding operations are encouraged to attend to hear from the Manitoba Government and industry experts on various possible solutions to manage welding fume emissions.

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 Welding Productivity Measurement, Analysis & Improvement

October 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
CWB Head Office, Milton, Ontario

Welding is a complex process with many variables influencing quality and productivity.  Process, filler metal and joint design are selected to match the application. Machines are setup with parameters including WFS, voltage and current type. Finally, some variables are controlled during welding including travel speed and stickout.  Which variables are acutally used can have a significant effect on the time, cost and productivity of welding.

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 Cambrian instructor wins national award

September 21, 2017 - 10:40am

Cambrian College welding and fabrication instructor Robbie Duncan is back in his element, teaching students in the shop after being recognized in the national spotlight. Duncan was in Montreal recently, to accept the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation’s Exceptional Educator Award in the post-secondary category. Duncan said he felt humbled when he was honoured on the national stage by the foundation’s executive director, Deborah Mates, at the CWA’s CanWeld Conference and Expo.

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 CanWeld 2017

September 13, 2017 - September 14, 2017
Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Quebec

Canada's premier annual event for the welding, fabricating and finishing industry.

Entering its eighth year in 2017, the world-class CanWeld Conference & Expo will feature even more live working equipment and technology, top industry speakers and unparalleled industry networking.

A national event that moves between Western and Eastern provinces, CanWeld 2017 will serve Eastern Canada’s aerospace, automotive, mining, agriculture, life sciences, chemical and electronics manufacturing industries.

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 CWA applauds Nova Scotia government for commitment to skills development

September 8, 2017 - 11:06am


The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) supports the decision by the Nova Scotia government to cover tuition for trades training in the province.

“The Government of Nova Scotia has really stepped up to the plate to support skilled trades training in the province,” said Dan Tadic, Executive Director of the CWA. “We are more than pleased by this decision because of its proactive approach and long term benefits to both apprentices and industry.”

There are roughly 2,200 apprentices each year in Nova Scotia and this initiative will cost $1.3 million annually.

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 #SupportSkillsDevelopment

September 5, 2017 - 9:56am

Welding plays a significant role in Canada’s infrastructure growth, economic and skills development. The average age of a welder in Canada is 47, and with several major infrastructure projects underway or planned to commence in short order, skilled welders will be needed.

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 CWA supports federal government’s commitment for skills development

August 30, 2017 - 9:37am

The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) supports the Government of Canada’s recent announcement to invest in work placements for post-secondary students.

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