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The Fast Track 4th Class Power Engineering Training Program (FTPE) has been designed for individuals who demonstrate aptitude in math, chemistry and physics and/or have hands-on technical and mechanical experience. The program objective is to train clients to become 4th class entry level power engineers. In the province of Alberta, power engineers are responsible for the operation and maintenance of industrial equipment, such as boilers, steam and gas turbines, generators, gas, diesel, and internal combustion engines, pumps, condensers, compressors, pressure vessels and related controls. Power engineers can be employed in a wide variety of sectors. In order to work in Alberta, power engineers must be accredited by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA).

The 4th Class Power Engineering Training Program is open to immigrants and new Canadians with aptitude in:

Math, Physics, Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Mechanics

and/or have technical and mechanical experience, and wish to build a career as a 4th Class Power Engineer.

Application open date on going
Program start date July 2020

Program length: 37 Weeks Full-Time training

 Funded by:

Funded by Canada and Alberta


Program Components

This course covers the following:

Technical Training:

  • Boiler Details
  • Boiler Fittings & Controls
  • Boiler Operation & Maintenance
  • Fuels & Combustion
  • Piping & Valves
  • Thermoil Systems
  • Heating Systems & Human Comfort
  • Plumbing & Auxiliaries
  • Lighting Refrigeration
  • Refrigeration & AC System Controls
  • Pumps & Air Compressors
  • Provincial Acts, Regulations & Adopted Codes
  • Basic Math
  • Applied Science
  • Safety
  • Electricity
  • Welding Water Treatment

Safety Training:

  • Demonstrate awareness of occupational safety
  • Safety Training certification

Employment Preparation:

  • Communication, workplace integration and employment preparation
  • Occupational English & communication
  • Life & work management skills
  • Occupational health & safety
  • General employment preparation

Eligibility for Training

  • Engineering degree or technical diploma from country of origin preferred
  • Strong mechanical or science background
  • Class 5 driver's license is an asset
  • Able to pass competency exam in chemistry, physics, thermodynamics and math
  • Unable to find employment or is marginally employed due to limited occupational language, lack of knowledge of Canadian employment practices & lack of Canadian experience
  • Minimum Canadian language benchmark of 7
  • Be physically fit and capable of working in the power engineering industry
  • Strong interest in building a career in power engineering
  • Be willing to relocate and/or work shifts
  • Ready, willing and able to complete the training program

Career Path

Your career: Join the Forces of Power Engineers

Graduates will be able to perform the following skills:

  • boiler operation
  • turbine operation
  • control of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • maintenance and repair of boilers and auxiliaries, pumps, compressors, turbines, generators
  • equipment commissioning
  • Power engineers possess mechanical and electrical aptitude, communication skills, good vision, hearing, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity and decision-making skills.

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