Certificate of Qualification 306A

“As long as people have indoor plumbing, skilled plumbers will always be in demand.”

Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.


  • Install, repair and maintain domestic, commercial or industrial plumbing systems

  • Mark positions for pipe connections and fixtures in walls and floors

  • Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings

  • Measure, cut, bend and install pipes using hand and power tools

  • Join pipes using clamps, screws, bolts or cement

  • Weld pipes

  • Test pipes for leaks

  • Prepare cost estimates

  • Read & interpret blueprints

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Strong communication, reading, numeracy & Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to read & interpret blueprints

  • Ability to work in high places

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Experience using precision tools & machinery

Employment Sectors

  • New home building and renovation

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Self employed

Apprenticeship Program

9000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred

  • Math & English at a Grade 12 Level

Journeyperson Wage Rate

$52.10/Hr (2024 Provincial Average)

Did you know?

Albert Einstein said if he could do it all again, he would be a plumber.

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