Training Overview

UA Trades Training

 30 hours

Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) Cross Connection Control class: This class is designed for the members of Local 71 to learn all the aspects of Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention. This 30hrs program will include the theory, the practical and the exam. The Certification is good for 5 years and will cost $125 for the registration to OWWA.


 60 hours

The GP Certificate in Gas Pipefitting, accredited by TSSA, is a comprehensive 60-hour program designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge essential for a career in gas pipefitting. Participants will delve into the intricacies of installing, repairing, and maintaining gas supply pipes and tubing, especially when dealing with gas in its vapour state. The course not only emphasizes the technicalities of handling pipes and tubing that supply gas to appliances but also offers hands-on experience in altering, purging, testing, and servicing gas piping systems for natural gas and propane. Additionally, students will master techniques related to valves and regulators, specifically those connected downstream of natural gas meters or propane service valves. Real-world scenarios will be provided where participants will practice disconnecting and reconnecting appliances, connecting gas piping to new or replacement appliances, and mastering the installation of appropriate venting systems. By the culmination of this course, students will be confidently prepared to navigate the multifaceted world of gas pipefitting, ensuring both safety and adherence to industry standards.


NAUSC is a provider of comprehensive professional development programs including training for Apprenticeship, Safety, Education, Post Journey, Computer Training Courses and Specialty Training programs to every classification of worker represented in the building trades construction industry.


Apprenticeship Training

 39 hours

This course is designed to teach the trade related drawings and methods of simplifying related drawings and illustrate the simplicity of functions the use of certain reading devices.


 39 hours

This course is designed to teach the students the math in the trade including fractions-adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying.

  • Converting fractions to decimals
  • Metric & Imperial conversions
  • Temperature conversions

 39 hours

This course is designed to teach the students the piping materials, the methods of joining pipes to be able to assemble, fabricate, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot pipe carrying fuel, chemicals, water, steam, and air in heating, cooling, lubricating, and various other process piping systems.


 39 hours

This course is designed to teach the students to become thoroughly familiar and to recognize the safety standards for the Oxy-Fuel welding and cutting operations in our piping Industry.


This course is designed for the students to have hands-on for arc welding, cutting plates and the proper preparation for the welding. The students will progress onto open root butt weld in all positions. Upon the completion of the course the student will understand the proper methods and techniques used in the piping industry


This course is designed for the students to have hands-on welding classes. The student will learn the welding procedures included in the piping industry for the Stick process, Tig process and Mig process. The student will have performed in house welding exams and demonstrate the knowledge acquired in the class.


The student will learn the basic guidelines and the fundamentals of safe hoisting and rigging in the piping industry. The information covers the ropes and knots the hoisting equipment from cranes to chain block and rigging hardware from rope clips to spreader beams using the correct procedures for inspection, maintenance, and operation.


 39 hours

The student will learn how to read and design 3D models, including piping, equipment, supports, generation isometric and orthographic drawings.


This program will benefit all construction personnel. Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize confined spaces, and demonstrate knowledge of legislative requirements and general procedures for confined space entry. This is an awareness program only and does not qualify workers to enter confined spaces.

Topics to include:

  • Definition of confined spaces
  • Hazards related to confined spaces.
  • Types of dangerous atmospheres
  • Legal requirements
  • Assessment and control options
  • Monitoring strategies
  • Entry permits and procedures.

The program takes a minimum of 6 hours to complete. WHSC will issue a wallet card to successful participants.

 39 hours

The class is designed to learn the basic plumbing theory and design, the safety and regulations true the Plumbing code book guiding the installation of the plumbing systems. The student will learn how to interprets different plumbing symbols and get familiarised with different type of materials used in the plumbing systems.


 39 hours

This class is designed for the apprentices to bring their knowledge up to date on the standard plumbing terms and definitions for the purpose of understanding and interpreting the provincial and National plumbing codes. The apprentice will learn the code requirements for the waste and venting system by producing drain plans, stack elevations and water lines diagrams.


 39 hours

The student will learn different methods of hydronic piping systems like chilled water cooling, hot water heating, steam/condensate systems for heating and ground source heat pump systems. The student will also learn different type of pumps and the requirements associate with the piping system.


This hands-on course is designed for the students to learn different methods of hydronic installation and understand the complexity of the piping requirements of the hydronic systems.


 39 hours

The student will learn the collective agreements, the employees benefits plan, the UA Standard for Excellence, the UA culture and safety protocols.


 39 hours

The student will be learning the best practices in the piping industry, the pipe terminology, pipe/fitting identification, tools associated with the piping industry and basic safety.


This course will prepare the students to a wide variety of new technologies in the pipe trades. A wide range of interactive tools such as Trimble Total Station will be explored in this class. At the end of this course the student will be more confident using the new technologies in the pipe trade.


Safety Training

This program is for workers required to operate rough terrain forklifts often used on construction projects, landscaping and other outdoor job sites. Rough terrain forklifts are class 7 forklifts as per Canadian Standards Association Standard B335. Participants explore the proper selection, design and operation of these vehicles with special attention paid to load capacity and stability. Specific safety measures including pre-start inspections, overhead guards, ergonomic design considerations, hydraulic safety, restricted view awareness and personal protective equipment are discussed. Legislation, regulations and standards related to the operation and maintenance rough terrain forklifts are identified and discussed. Participants will also explore important training requirements and the legal obligation for competency. This program will run a full day of theory (six hours) and two hours per participant for a practical demonstration. Participants must demonstrate a proper pre-use inspection and proficiency operating the forklift. Note: This program is developed to meet the standards outlined in the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Guidelines for Safe Operations and Maintenance of Powered Lift Trucks and the Canadian Standards Association Standard B335. According to this CSA Standard, forklift operators shall be retrained at intervals not exceeding three years.

This program is designed for workers who may be exposed to the hazards of asbestos. This includes construction workers who are involved in the construction of new buildings or the demolition or renovation or repair of old buildings; maintenance and custodial workers in buildings such as schools, offices, and hospitals; and auto mechanics repairing brakes or clutches. The program focuses on the types and characteristics of asbestos fibres, how workers are exposed to asbestos, and the occupations at risk of exposure. The program also covers the routes of transmission and the health effects. Legislation is another important area covered in the program as well as a discussion on assessing asbestos hazards and methods of control. Participants will also learn strategies for implementing an effective action plan to identify, assess and control asbestos hazards in their workplace.


This training program is designed to meet the requirements of the new Ministry of Labour (MOL) training program standard for construction workers. It focuses on working at heights and fall protection. The program consists of a four-hour session divided into two parts: a one and a half hour basic theory review session and a two and a half hour practical equipment review session with a practicum. This program is limited to a maximum of twelve participants to ensure adequate attention and hands-on experience. Both written and practical assessments are required, and participants must achieve a score of at least 75% to pass and receive a Record of Training card (ROT).

This two-hour program provides participants with comprehensive understanding of Globally Harmonized WHMIS (GHS). The underlying modification in GHS is centred on a change in the classification of hazards. The goal of this course is to highlight these hazard classifications and in so doing equip participants with a practical working knowledge of the information WHMIS provides to protect themselves on the job.

While doing the course online please make sure you indicate your complete name and complete date (month day year).  Once completed, please send me a copy (picture) of the certificates.

You will receive a "Proof of Completion" certificate once you complete the training. You must save and/or print the certificate before exiting the module. The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development will not store your certificate, or keep a record of training. Please keep a copy for your records.

Upcoming Training

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