Sheet Metal Worker

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Certificate of Qualification 308A
❝ My work can be physically demanding and I get to be creative. I love it.❞
Sheet Metal Workers design, create, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products including heating, venting and air conditioning systems, pollution control systems and other metal structures. They can work for a variety of industries, on site or in shops.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Strong numeracy, reading & communication skills

  • Problem-solving & planning skills

  • Exposure to noise

  • Working indoors and outdoors

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Good physical condition

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma

  • Math and English

Apprenticeship Program

Approximately 5 to 6 years, includes 9000 hours of and on-the-job training. Red Seal certification awarded through successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.


  • Lay out, measure and mark dimensions according to drawings & templates

  • Supply, install, service and repair air handing equipment, furnaces & fans

  • Operate metalworking machines to cut, drill, shape or straighten sheet metal

  • Fasten with bolts, screws, cement, adhesives, soldering or welding Install and repair sheet metal products

  • Ensure installations conform to specifications and building codes

  • Manufacture and install flashing for roofing applications

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Did you know?

Sheet metal workers make all kinds of products using many types of metal, including galvanized steel, copper, brass, nickel, stainless steel and aluminum. They also install non-metallic materials such as fiberglass and plastic board.


Sheet Metal Workers' International Association

The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers