As a mature student looking for a second career, I found CWS to be exceptional to work with. The staff and fellow students were welcoming and in 10 short weeks I went from knowing how to weld ok to having a high level of confidence and ability to weld in all types of welding. I look forward to using these new skills and moving forward.

— Peter Craig Graduate December 2019

Canadian Welding Skills has been one of the best school experiences I have ever had. The teachers/staff here have moulded me into the great welder and person I am today and never failed to turn a bad day into a good one. I can’t give enough thanks for that.

— Nathan Dixon Graduate November 2019

Excellent Program! I was recommended this course by two close friends who both graduated and are now successful welders working in this exciting career field. I decided to give it a shot as well. The staff, training, and hands on learning are top notch and over the 10 week course I’m amazed at how much I learned and how much welding I was able to do. I can’t recommend this course enough if you are looking to start a career in welding.

Canadian Welding Skills is the best!

— Kevin Lachner Graduate November 2019

Canadian Welding Skills far surpassed any of my expectations. Coming from 0% trade background was very intimidating, but the amount of one on one time each student gets (whether in class, the shop or during math tutoring) really sets you up for success and never lets you feel left behind.

Joey, Scott, Tracey and Jackie feel like family after this short 10 weeks!

— Kathryn Merrill Graduate December 2019

I couldn’t be happier! I was given every opportunity a student could ask for and more. In my time at Canadian Welding Skills I learned a tremendous amount, and when I wanted to learn other techniques the instructors were there ready and willing. I would recommend Canadian Welding Skills to others.

Thanks for everything Joey, Charlotte, Scott, Tracey and Jackie. I could not have achieved this alone.

— Paul Clark August 2020

Thank you to all the staff at Canadian Welding Skills for making my time here great. I really appreciated all the one on one time that I had with the instructors, which  I believe had a great impact on my learning here. Keep up the awesome work!

— Luke Gannon August 2020

Thank you to Canadian Welding Skills! They gave me the skills I need to be successful in the future for whatever employer I work for. I had a great time for the 10 weeks I spent here. Joey was an amazing teacher, always helped me no matter what and encouraged me to be my very best self. The team is amazing, everyone did a great job and made me feel like I was at home. It really is a family here.

— Dante Taylor August 2020


Canadian Welding Skills Inc. Is a privately owned, Registered Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. Instruction is available for entry level welders as well as experienced welders wishing to upgrade their skills. Located near Peterborough Ontario, our facility offers an exceptional hands on training experience delivered by qualified, skilled instructors. Our small class sizes and low student to instructor ratio ensures a highly personalized learning approach that has resulted in great success with high employment success rates.

We offer continuous student intake, so there’s no need to wait until the next semester to start. A new rewarding career in welding begins with a phone call – so start today! 705. 292.0494

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Gone but not forgotten

August 27, 2020

It is with great sadness that we must  announce the passing of our founding director Jon Bennett on August 26th, 2020. Jon started our Private… more

Boilermaker Apprenticeship Presentation

August 12, 2020

Calling all graduates! Canadian Welding Skills is hosting an information session for the Boilermakers Union , 12.30-1.30 pm on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020  Come and… more

CWS is open again!

July 6, 2020

We are happy to announce that as of today, July 6th, Canadian Welding Skills has reopened for training. Safety protocols are in place and we… more

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