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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.


All of our business units, United under one brand

For Immediate Release: 05‐MAR‐2018

Milton, ON - The CWB Group recently announced that it would move forward as one unified brand for all of its business units.

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CWA Applauds Federal Government’s Budget 2018

For Immediate Release: 28‐FEB‐2018

Milton, ON – The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) is pleased with the focus and planned investments related to skills development in the recently announced Canadian Federal Government’s Budget 2018.

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CanWeld 2018

Registration is now open! Visit the Registration page for full details:

Hotel Block: The block name is- CanWeld Conf & Expo. Book online HERE. Rooms must be booked by August 9th for discounted rates. First come, first serve basis on room availability. 

Call for Speakers

Nomination Forms

Please send your nomination forms to the CWA national office by May 31st, 2018.


Event Sponsorship Opportunities
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 CanWeld Expo 2018

September 12, 2018 - September 13, 2018
RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

CanWeld Expo & Conference is Canada’s leading metal fabricating & welding industry event where professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify the solutions and strategies that will shape the industry for the years ahead.

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 7th Annual Welding Educators Conference

April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018
SAIT - Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Mentorship- Creative Solutions to Engage Your Students in an Innovative Learning Environment 

• How do You Evaluate Apprentice Weld Tests?
• Nationally Collaborative Assessment Tool: workshop for secondary educators
• Future in Trades Education
• Science of the Welding Arc
• Secondary School Educator Project Sharing Round Table
• Expressions of Art Through Welding
• Welding Procedure Fundamentals - What do students need to know?

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 The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) is concerned about tariffs on steel and aluminum imports proposed by US President Trump

March 5, 2018 - 12:57pm

Milton, ON – The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) is concerned about tariffs on steel and aluminum imports proposed by US President Trump
The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) expressed today its concern about proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the US recently announced by President Trump.

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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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 Optimal Design of Welds and Welded Structures

January 31, 2018 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
CWB Head Office, Milton, Ontario

Optimal Design of Welds and Welded StructuresINTRODUCTION


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 Welding Fumes in the Workplace

January 26, 2018 - 8:00am - 1:30pm
CWB Group Nisku Learning Centre, Nisku, Ontario

Innovative Solutions to a Cleaner Environment

8:00 to 8:45 Registration and Networking breakfast
8:45 to 9:00 Introductions and opening remarks
9:00 to 9:45 Presentation #1 Bernadette Quemerais- University of Alberta
9:45 to 10:15 Presentation #2 Dave Ayriss- Golder Associates
10:15 to 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 to 10:50

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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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