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Certificate of Qualification 307A


A Steamfitter is a skilled tradesperson who installs, maintains, and repairs high-pressure piping systems for various applications, including heating, cooling, and industrial processes. They work with a variety of materials, such as steel, copper, and plastic, and must have a thorough understanding of welding and brazing techniques. Steamfitters may work on large-scale construction projects or provide maintenance services for industrial plants and facilities. They must follow strict safety protocols and adhere to local and national building codes to ensure that piping systems are installed correctly and function safely and efficiently..

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong communication skills, reading and numeracy 

  • Ability to read & interpret blueprints

  • Mechanical aptitude 

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Required aptitude test


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

Employment Areas

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

  • New home building and renovation

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Install supports, valves, piping and control systems 

  • Measure, cut, thread, bend and install metal, plastic and fibreglass pipes, valves and fittings

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

  • Weld, cement, solder and join pipes and related equipment

  • Join pipes using clamps, bolts, cement or soldering, brazing and welding equipment

  • Read blueprints, drawings and specifications

  • Check systems for leaks & remove and replace worn components


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $59/hr 


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