Roofer

Certificate of Qualification 449A
"My work takes me to new heights every day."
A Roofer installs, repairs and replaces flat and sloped roofs involving a variety of materials with different application methods including shingles, slate, shakes, and roofing tiles on sloped roofs and membrane systems.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Working outdoors in all types of weather

  • Work as a team

  • Fast paced environment

  • Flexibility

  • Ability to work for long periods of time bending or kneeling

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)

Journeyperson Wage Rate:

$46.12/Hr (2022)

Apprenticeship Program

3520 hours of on-the-job training, complimented by two 8-week in class technical training sessions

Responsibilities

  • Install, repair and replace flat and sloped roof systems
    works with membrane roofing systems

  • Install, replace and repair shingles, slate, shakes and roofing tiles on sloped roofs, green roofs and solar panels

  • Waterproof and damp-proof roof systems

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Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self employed

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Did you know?

You’ve probably noticed that certain types of roof are more common in certain areas. Clay/ceramic roofs are common in deserts and tropical climates, shake roofs are prolific in the pacific northwest and New England, shingle roofs in the more wildly temperate parts of the world. This isn’t just local color, it’s science.