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Certificate of Qualification 306A

A Plumber is a skilled tradesperson who installs, repairs and maintains plumbing systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. They must have a good understanding of plumbing codes and regulations, as well as a wide range of plumbing fixtures and materials. Plumbers may be responsible for installing and repairing pipes, fixtures, and appliances, such as toilets, sinks, showers, and water heaters. They must also be able to diagnose and repair leaks and other plumbing issues. Plumbers work in a variety of settings and must follow strict safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries on the job.

Required Skills & Features

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

  • Ability to read & interpret blueprints

  • Ability to work in high places

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Experience using precision tools & machinery

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


9000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • New home building and renovation

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Self Employed

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Install, repair and maintain domestic, commercial or industrial plumbing systems

  • Mark positions for pipe connections and fixtures in walls and floors

  • Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings

  • Measure, cut, bend and install pipes using hand and power tools

  • Join pipes using clamps, screws, bolts or cement

  • Weld pipes

  • Test pipes for leaks

  • Prepare cost estimates

  • Read & interpreting blueprints


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $59/hr 


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