In general, you usually need a high school diploma.
To gain certification, you usually need to complete an apprenticeship or have a combination of experience and trade courses. Trade certification is available in most provinces/territories.
Qualified tradespersons may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.
Many recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate.
High School Diploma
Industrial Arts (Metalworking)