Nova Scotia

Chapter Contact

The CWB Association Nova Scotia Chapter was created in 1998. Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s four Maritime provinces and is entirely surrounded by water. Our province is known for our lobsters, lighthouses, whale watching and the highest tides in the world. Nova Scotia has a wide range of mineral resources, including coal and iron, and was the birthplace of the Canadian steel industry. We are proud to have pioneered steelmaking in Canada, produced Canada’s first steel in 1870 and poured ingots in 1883.

We are proud to be a part of the CWB Association, promote the welding and joining industry and provide networking opportunities. The industry sectors we cater to in our province are agriculture, marine, mining, and manufacturing. Our members range from industry, colleges, students, and regulating bodies. We work very closely with our neighbours at the Halifax Chapter to support and host events in our communities. Our Chapter is very active with our local NSCC College to support the next generation with industry-related information sessions.

We are always seeking new industry contacts and members to get involved with our Chapter Executive board. Please feel free to reach out through our Chapter email for more information regarding our next monthly meeting at 1-800-844-6790 or email .

Tony Rose- Chair/scribe
Doug Lees- Treasurer
Fernand Boivin- Vice Chair
Elaine Bryden- Membership
Matt MacKay- Membership
Vacant- Seminars
Vacant-Social Events

Introduction to Aluminum Pipe Welding

The CWB Association Nova Scotia and Halifax Chapter are seeking applicants from candidates interested in taking a 20-hour “Introduction to Aluminum Pipe Welding” course at the NSCC Akerley Campus, Dartmouth, NS. This 20-hour course has been designed to introduce experienced welders to 1G Aluminum Pipe Welding using GTAW.

For more information, check out our flyer HERE and schedule HERE.


November 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
NSCC, Pictou Campus, 39 Acadia Ave, Stellarton | Room A159/Welding Shop

This CWB-A seminar will be both informative and practical to the home hobbyist and welding enthusiasts who are interested in low voltage or fully battery powered welding machines for use at home, around the shop, or in remote locations. These machines are becoming more and more common and are more versatile than ever before in their uses.

The seminar will kick off with a theory presentation on the background on these welding machines including:
Some basic welding theory and safety
Practical applications and uses
Limitations of these smaller machines
Live demonstrations and hands on trials following the presentations

Click HERE for more information.

CSA Standard W47.1 | Marine Annex Review

Thursday, October 10th
Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1M8

The purpose of this presentation is to provide the audience with updates on what is being changed in the upcoming edition of CSA W47.1. The CSA W47.1 Technical Committee has agreed to the inclusion of 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.

Also, in response to the request received from the marine welding industry the new edition of CSA W47.1 will have its own provisions for testing of welding personnel and procedures specific for Marine industry. All these new provisions that will be included in the new edition have been developed to help welding fabricators meet and exceed any other equivalent standards that are being used by the welding industry.

5:00 to 5:30 Registration/ Meet & Greet (non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers provided, alcoholic beverages available at your expense)
5:30 to 6:45 Presentation
6:45 to 8:00 Networking

CLICK HERE for more information. Please note this event is FREE!