Sheet Metal Worker

Certificate of Qualification 308A

“My work is an important part of building our communities. I love it.”

Sheet Metal Workers design, fabricate, assemble, install & repair sheet metal products. They lay out and measure pieces to job specifications, using tools such as hand shears & power shears, press brakes, drill presses and computerized cutting equipment to cut & shape material. They also assemble pieces using various techniques such as welding & using mechanical fasteners.


  • Lay out, measure and assemble sheet metal products according to job specifications

  • Supply, install, service and repair air handing equipment; heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC)

  • Operate tools such as hand shears, power shears, press brakes, drill presses and computerized cutting equipment to cut and shape material

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Good mechanical and mathematical aptitude

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and spatial perception

  • Good physical condition

Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New Home Building and Renovation

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Self employed

  • Engineering Construction

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 (Grade 10 minimum)

Journeyperson Wage Rate

$48.55/Hr (2024 Provincial Average)

Did you know?

Sheet metal workers work with black iron, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, nickel, tin plate and other alloys.

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