Workforce Development

CNC Machinist

Trade Description:

A CNC machinist is someone who programs, sets up and operates metal-cutting computer numerical control machines.

Machinists are employed in machine shops, rail companies and by metal product, and farm machinery manufacturing and the aerospace industries.

Trade Regulation
Provincial Occupational Analysis
Additional mandatory requirement:
- Certificate of Qualification in the trade of Machinist or Tool and Die Maker

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
1 1,800  10 RRC

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document POA Subtask to Unit Comparison PDF Document Profile Chart

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
1.5 (in last 3 years) 2,700 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration
PDF Document Statutory Declaration

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form