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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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 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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