Tool and Die Maker

Tool and die makers design, create, repair and test prototypes and production tools such as dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and specialty tools using various metals, alloys and plastics. In some jurisdictions, they also build and repair moulds. They produce tooling used to manufacture and stamp out parts and they supply tooling and dies for all manufacturing sectors.

NOC: 7232

Designation Year: 1992

Designated Red Seal in: BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Trade title: Tool and Die Maker, in BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Die Maker (QC), Mouldmaking Machinist (QC), Tool Maker (QC)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Tool and Die Maker trade.

Essential Skills

Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.

Job Market Reports

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Sample Questions

Try the sample Tool and Die Maker examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Red Seal Exam Breakdown

Consult the Tool and Die Maker Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Tool and Die Maker.