The machinist performs tasks related to manual and automatic programming, preparation, adjustment and driving of lathes and machining centers. He solves mathematical problems and interprets complex drawings.


Examples: mechanical parts, turbines, assembly shafts.




885 hours


Fees vary depending on the program chosen, the date of course and school materials.

Average salary

between $16 and
$29 / hour

You must have one of the following prerequisites:

Persons who hold a DVS:
Techniques d'usinage (DEP) 5223
Techniques d'usinage (DEP) 1493
Machining Technics 5723
Machining Technics 1993
Have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
Persons practising an occupation related to the program of study.

What are his main duties?

The machinist produces and modifies simple and complex parts using numerical control machine tool operation. He handles high precision inspection instruments to ensure the quality control of each piece.

This job is for you if…

  • You have a great sense of responsibility and an analytical mind.
  • You are methodical and you pay attention to detail.
  • You have good spatial perception and manual dexterity.

Workplace potential

  • Machine shops.
  • Manufacturers of aircraft, engines, landing gear and flight simulators.
  • Metallurgical, avionics, electronics, electrical, chemical, petrochemical, food industry.