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Certificate of Qualification 308A

Sheet Metal Worker

A Sheet Metal Worker is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of sheet metal products and systems. They work with a variety of materials, such as aluminum, steel, and copper, and use specialized tools and equipment to shape and join sheet metal pieces together. Sheet Metal Workers may be responsible for designing and creating HVAC ductwork, ventilation systems, and roofing systems. They work in a variety of settings, including manufacturing facilities, construction sites, and HVAC companies, and must follow strict safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries on the job.

Required Skills & Features

  • Good mechanical and mathematical aptitude

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and spatial perception

  • Good physical condition

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

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New Home Building and Renovation

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Self Employed 

  • Engineering Construction

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, measure, and construct sheet metal products in accordance with job specifications.

  • Provide services in the supply, installation, maintenance, and repair of air handling equipment, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

  • Utilize tools, including hand shears, power shears, press brakes, drill presses, and computerized cutting equipment, to cut and shape materials.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $44/hr 


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