British Columbia

Chapter Contact

The CWB Association's chapter for Vancouver, British Columbia encompasses the city of Vancouver and the lower mainland of BC (Fraser Valley). As the third largest populated metropolis in Canada, this is a vital area of Canada’s commerce with a robust economy and diversified manufacturing sector.

We are pleased to be part of the nationwide network of CWB Association Chapters across Canada to advance the best practices of welding, fabricating, and the exchange of information to our members. This includes a series of informative seminars open to the public as well as exciting social events. More information will be posted soon with the dates for this season’s schedule of events.

The Vancouver business community includes a number of progressive companies involved in marine, mining, energy, aerospace, medical, hydro, clean technologies, construction, and many more. It is the goal of the Vancouver Chapter to bring together industry and education leaders in a welcoming format to share best practices in the welding and fabrication space. Quality and standards are a vital aspect of the manufacturing world for both local projects and companies exporting manufactured products. The wealth of experience within the CWB Association chapter in Vancouver is considerable and we encourage you to reach out and join us if you are in the area. We are always are seeking new industry contacts to join our chapter. Thank you.

The CWA Vancouver Chapter includes the following executive members

Ken Mui- Chair
David Gamble- Secretary/Treasurer        
Rob Finlayson- Education
Al Sumal    - Membership
Mark Flynn- Membership
Colin Cann- Sponsorship
Bob Hiltz- Publicity
Brad Moe- Registrations
Sheng-Hui Wang- Member at Large
Scott Stanley- Member at Large
Brian Laplante- Member at Large

AMPP/CWBA Presents BC Infrastructure and Industrial Manufacturer Challenges


Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM PST

Major challenges face British Columbia in the coming years for construction, industry, and infrastructure. Come join The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), the Canadian Welding Bureau Association in BC (CWBA) and leaders in materials, welding, corrosion, and coatings to discuss the issues that may face your sector and ideas to successfully navigate them.

Highlights will include:

Discussion and insight of material supply chain issues in various sectors
Industrial and construction trades shortages and efforts to combat them
Corrosion impacts on the industry and remediation/mitigation programs
Updates on the latest welding codes and standards from CWB
Also, relish in the networking opportunities with a wide variety of industry professionals at all levels. Lunch and refreshments will be provided."

For full details click HERE and for the PDF promo flyer click HERE.

Introduction to Collaborative Robots with Lincoln Electric and Novarc Technologies

What: Virtual Webinar
When: Thursday, February 24th, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM (PST)

This event includes:

1. Introduction to Lincoln Electric’s HyperFill® Welding Process and why use on Process Pipe
(Speaker: David Jordan, Global Industry Segment Director – Pipe Mills and Process Industries, Lincoln Electric)

2. Introduction to Novarc’s Spool Welding Robot (SWR) and demonstration of the SWR + HyperFill®
(Speaker: Rick Campbell, VP Sales, Novarc Technologies)

Register now:


Wednesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:30PM to 8:00PM, 
British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5G 3H2

The CWB Group is the source of excellence in welding and is committed to sharing our knowledge and passion for the industry. We rely on customer feedback to make organizational decisions, and our new initiative, Welding Industry Day, stemmed from feedback surveys where customers asked for more local events and networking opportunities. This event will serve to provide industry professionals with a combination of extraordinary convenience, technical presentations, networking opportunities, and content that is relevant to local businesses at no cost to attend.

Click HERE for full information and to register.


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 6:00pm to 9:15pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic, Board Room #1853, Cloverdale Campus, 5500 180 St. Surrey, BC

Presentation Abstract:
CSA Standard W47.1 “Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel” includes new provisions for testing of welding personnel and procedures that will help fabricators welding steel materials less than 3mm thickness, stainless-steel materials of all thicknesses and for robotic welding applications. CSA W47.1 will have its own provisions for testing of welding personnel and procedures specific for Marine industry. Significant changes have been made to Annexes E and G “Requirements for Impact (CVN) and Hardness Testing “ in order to address gaps in the requirements for testing and to ensure an easier adoption and interpretation by industry.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register and HERE for the PDF promo flyer.

Powder Coating Technologies for Fabricators

When: Monday, June 18th, 2018
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Aegis Industrial Finishing, 19097 26 Avenue, #103, Surrey, BC V3Z 3V7

The Vancouver Canadian Welding Association Chapter is pleased to host a technical and educational seminar on the latest powder coating technologies for steel fabricators at Aegis Industrial Finishing in Surrey, BC. This informative presentation will give an opportunity for manufacturers to get a first-hand understanding of the blasting and powder coating technologies for items that have been traditionally the domain of liquid coatings. This presentation will provide valuable information on the latest solutions available for coating technologies and a facility tour.

Ken Mui, CWA - Vancouver Chair Welcome and Introduction
Dave McKinnon – Principal, Aegis Presentation and Tour
Chris McKinnon – Principal, Aegis Presentation and Tour

There will be an opportunity after the presentation to ask questions, mix and mingle. Capacity is limited and on a first-come registration basis. Please register today and don’t miss this opportunity!

Register Online 

Submerged Arc Welding Seminar

March 29th, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Submerged Arc Welding is a significant contributor to the success of many companies- increasing productivity, while cutting costs and improving weld integrity and monopolizing on return of investment. Whether you are already using the SAW process or are considering to expand your operations, this seminar is for you! We have a long line-up of experts presenting high-quality technical presentations, and hands-on demonstrations are planned to provide you with a day of valuable resource- everyone is bound to return to operations with new insight.

This event will include discussions on basic and advanced theory of the Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) process, including such topics as: SAW Defects and problems, Productivity improvements with AC Waveform controlled SAW, Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloy SAW and Line Pipe Manufacturing. An official Program Outline will be shared closer to the event.

Practical SAW and Pipe Mill demonstrations are being provided on site by a variety of Welding Suppliers including ESAB "ICE SAW", Lincoln Electric Company and Miller Electric. Live demonstrations will be held in the KPU Welding Lab - please bring proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to attend this workshop.

Register Online