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Tool and Die Maker

Trade Description:

A tool and die maker fabricates, repairs and modifies custom-made prototypes and a wide variety of tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges and dies for use in industrial and manufacturing production. Jigs and fixtures are devices that hold work pieces while they are bored, stamped, milled or drilled. Dies are metal forms used to shape metal in stamping and forging operations. You can also train to be a CNC Machinist after you complete your Tool and Die Maker certification.

Tool and die makers are employed by aircraft, machinery and farm equipment manufacturers, machine shops and metal fabricator shops.

Trade Regulation
Red Seal Occupational Standard

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
4 1,800 9-8-8-9 RRC

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document RSOS Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Four

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)
Types of Exam Questions Red Seal Exam Preparation Guide

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
6 10,800 Yes
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 




Tool and Die Maker

__ Assiniboine Community College, School of Trades & Technology Industrial Metal Fabrication (Machine Shop Program) 1
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate __ Metals & Aerospace Technology Program 1
__ Neeginan College of Applied Technology / CAHRD Machine Tool Technology 1
__ Red River College, Mech, Manufacturing & Materials Manufacturing Technician 1
__ Red River College, Mech, Manufacturing & Materials Precision Metal Machining 1
Technical Vocational High School __ Machine Shop Program 1