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Serving Canada's military community

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RegisterHow Helmets to Hardhats works

"...during a difficult time, H2H was able to facilitate multiple job opportunities for me. They were consistently available to answer all my questions, and assist in an eventual hire"

Brett, an H2H success story.

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a registered not for profit organization providing opportunities in the construction and related industries for serving, transitioning and former military. Helmets to Hardhats is the leading construction industry gateway for the men and women who have served in Canada's military.

H2H works with the balanced community of Building Trades Unions and Employers to ensure registrants receive only the best industry wages & benefits. H2H is recognized as a leading service provider by Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, and Canada's 14 Building Trade Unions along with leading industry Business Owners.

Military Community eligible for
Helmets to Hardhats Canada
Regular Force & Family
Primary Reserves & Family
Senior Army, Sea & Air Cadets CIC & COATS

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Helmets to Hardhats 10th Anniversary Gala
05 May 2022, Vaughan, Ontario

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NEWS

Are you part of the military community and looking for a stable, well-paying career in the nuclear industry with one of the Building Trade Unions?

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) has been notified that the Ontario Nuclear Industry will be requiring a significant number of skilled trades starting in 2021 at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) at Darlington, Pickering generating stations and Bruce Power in Kincardine, Ontario. To apply to this specialized & high security industry, all registrants must have an approved Nuclear Industry Security Clearance Card.

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Boilermaker and Veteran saves a life
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Millwrights Local 2309 design entry program specifically for Transitioning Military & Veterans
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Success Story

Read the success story of how Robert was able to find a career during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Canadian military veteran praises H2H efforts for enduring pandemic challenges
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Video

Not sure how H2H works for you? This short video explains the steps necessary to register and access the H2H resources
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FEATURED TRADE
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Boilermaker

Consider a civilian career as an Boilermaker. Trades include:

  • Boilermaker
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Non Destructive Testing Technicians
  • Welder
Today’s Boilermakers build and maintain the tanks and pressure vessels that are at the heart of huge installations, such as hydro, nuclear and other energy facilities (including oil-sands plants), chemical, cement, glass and steel plants. The pressure vessels we work on could be boilers, tanks, heat exchangers, fired heaters or reactors. They could include the lines that transmit gasses and chemicals, often under pressure, throughout a facility such as a refinery or liquid natural gas plant.

Boilermakers not only make, but move huge part assemblies into position at the installations where they work. These Boilermakers are called fitters and riggers.

Boilermakers also work in metal fabrication and are critical to the operation of fertilizer, potash and water-treatment plants, breweries and to the shipbuilding industry in Canada.

Fast Track

Equivalencies for Ironworker trades available (based on experience & courses) for:
  • 00379 Marine Technician
  • 00134 Material Technician
  • 00187 Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer
  • 00343 - Non Destructive Testing Technician (NDT)
  • 00138 Aircraft Structures Technician
  • 00304 Plumbing and Heating Technician

Earn while you Learn

Depending on your province, you’ll spend between four and five years (4,800 to 6,000 hours) learning the trade. 720 of those hours will be spent in a community college classroom and the rest on the job. You’ll get paid while you learn on the job. Once you graduate, you’ll be a journeyperson Boilermaker, earning top wages (up to $55 per hour) and benefits, including Canada’s best health and welfare plan and an industry-leading pension plan. More information about becoming a Boilermaker Apprentice can be found here and here.
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OUR CURRENT CONTRIBUTORS
IUEC
Boilermakers
Carpenters
IFSTC
QCC
UA
Ontario
CBTU
BCA
EPSCA
Teamsters
Teamsters

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OUR VALUED SUPPORTERS
OPG
Suncor
HydroOne
BrucePower
VIARail
CAPEI
Canadian Base Operators
Syncrude
Irving
OCUC
TCEnergy
OCUC