Plant Operations/Maintenance/c of q



    I wrote and received my millwright license in 2000, always worked in Ontario and up to this point the term "interprovincial" was unknown to me, I am now considering applying to positions in Alberta and they mentioned this, the box on my license where interprovincial is stated is empty, what can I do to obtain this credit?

thank you,

Hi Randy.

It used to be that your license was provincial specific if you got a 60%-69% grade on your c of q.  A 70% or higher automatically gave you what is known as an inter-provincial license.

About 8 years ago (maybe more), the rules changed here in Canada.  A 60%-69% was no longer a passing grade and you had to obtain a mark of 70% or higher to get your license, giving you an automatic inter-provincial status.  

If you obtained a 70% or higher prior to the change, you already have your inter-provincial license.  If you only have your provincial license, you can re-write to obtain your inter-provincial.  

To do this, I would go here:
to see what your local contact is for specifics on how to go about re-writing, and where the closest test facility is located.

If you do need some study material to prepare, has excellent preparation material.  

Since you already have a provincial license, re-writing should be granted automatically if it is required.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.  I will assist you in any way that I can.



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I can answer questions you may have regarding Millwright trade exams such as power transmission, safety, fluid power, some welding questions, bearings, and rigging and hoisting, as well as a variety of questions about equipment maintenance. Troubleshooting questions are ok, but without physically looking at and testing the equipment (as there are infinite numbers of industrial equipment applications), these questions may be difficult to accurately answer.


I am a licensed industrial mechanic/millwright (Canada - C of Q red seal). I have 13 years experience as a Millwrigt, maintenance supervisor, maintenance manager and operations and engineering manager.

Millwright license (Red Seal). I have also written a millwright study guide and shop reference manual that was designed to assist mechanics in passing the millwright trade exam.

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