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Certificate of Qualification 306A
❝ As long as people have indoor plumbing, skilled plumbers will always be in demand.❞
Plumbers study building plans; measure, cut, thread, bend, and solder pipes; assemble and install valves and fittings; install underground sanitary and water piping systems.

Key Skills & Attributes

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

  • Ability to interpret blueprints and codes

  • Ability to work at high elevations and in all weather conditions

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Adept at using tools & machinery

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma

  • Secondary School Math and Science (recommended to take in Grade 12)

  • Mechanical aptitude test

  • Valid Driver’s License

Apprenticeship Program

Approximately 5 years, 9,000 hours of technical and on-the-job training, and exam. Red seal trade certificate awarded after. As an apprentice, you can earn while you learn!


  • Using tools, equipment, and organization of work to install mechanical piping systems

  • Interpretation of drawings and specifications for plumbing system layouts, water supply networks, waste, and drainage systems

  • Determine piping system requirements by using appropriate specifications and codes

  • Accurately measure, cut, thread, bend, and join pipe

  • Rigging, hoisting, and planning lifts with cranes

  • Testing and commissioning mechanical piping systems

Journeyperson Wage Rate:

Wage packages starting at over $60/hr

Start Building Your Skills

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Learn how you can succeed in technical training and on the job.

Did you know?

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


United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada

Ontario Pipe Trades Council