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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

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

 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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 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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 Ministers visit the CWB Group, learn about welding

May 15, 2017

Welding plays a key role in Ontario’s economic and social prosperity. Infrastructure, energy, skills development and education are all areas where welding’s involvement helps move the province forward.

Recently, the Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Minister Responsible for Digital Government, and the Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women, Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care toured the Canadian Welding Bureau Group’s head office in Milton, Ontario.

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 The Canadian Welding Association supports Ontario's budget 2017

May 2, 2017

The Canadian Welding Association is pleased with the Government of Ontario's 2017 budget and the commitment of funds to further support Ontario Bridge Training programs.

Over three years, $21 million has been allocated to for the Ontario Bridge Training programs that will benefit skilled newcomers seeking licensing or certification while connecting them to the labour market.

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 Welding Technologies for the Automotive Industry

April 27, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Who should attend?

Engineers, technical staff and decision-makers responsible for automation, welding monitoring, welding solutions to production demands and innovation for future designs are encouraged to attend the event.

Attendees will learn how to:

Increase automation capability in welding, implement high productivity and low distortion processes, (such as hybrid and low energy techniques), utilize advanced vision technology for feedback and thermal monitoring, and improve reliability of steel and aluminum sheet welding.

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 CWA supports Ontario’s pre-apprenticeship announcement

April 19, 2017

The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) supports the announcement by Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre and Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge, at Conestoga College in Waterloo regarding a pre-apprenticeship investment for the post-secondary institution's welders at both its Waterloo and Kitchener campuses.

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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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