Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer

Certificate of Qualification 427A
❝ I take a lot of pride knowing that the systems I put together can help save lives.❞
Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installers fabricate, inspect, test, and maintain a multitude of sprinkler, standpipe, and suppression systems for life safety and fire protection. This includes water supplies, hydrants, and fire pumps. These systems can be found in the industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential buildings and structures throughout Ontario.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Strong communication skills, reading & numeracy

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Ability to read and understand complex instructions

  • Manual dexterity & mechanical aptitude

  • Physical strength & stamina

  • Ability to lift heavy materials and stand for long periods

  • Ability to do careful & exacting work

Entrance Requirements

  • High School Diploma (Or Equivalent)

  • Grade 12 Math and English (Or Equivalent)

  • Mechanical Aptitude Test

Journeyperson Wage Rate:

$31.09 – $62.18

Apprenticeship Program

Earn while you learn in a 4 year program that includes technical training and on-the-job training. After 7,200 hours of training for this compulsory trade, you can earn a Red Seal Certificate of Qualification after successfully completing the exam.


  • Read and interpret prints & specifications to determine location, size & material required

  • Install, examine, inspect, and test fire protection systems

  • Identify and use tools & special equipment

  • Apply codes to installation, inspection & maintenance of equipment

  • Install and maintain appurtenances, controls, equipment, piping & hangers

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Employment Sectors

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

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Did you know?

Sprinkler System Installers can install equipment during all phases of construction and renovation or upgrading of existing structures.