Plumber

Note: This trade is transitioning to a Pan-Canadian Harmonized program, so it is important that Apprentices understand how that impacts their program path. Details on the transition can be found via the Industry Training Authority, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

Plumbers install, alter and repair the systems that keep our water and waste disposal systems running, and that provide many of the basic amenities we rely on day-to-day. They also install specialized systems such as medical gas, process piping, compressed air, water conditioners, fuel piping, sewage and water treatment, and storage and flow equipment. They read and interpret blueprints and project specifications. Plumbers also select the type and size of pipe required for a project and measure, shape and join pipes according to the appropriate specifications. They sometimes alter structures to accommodate the pipes.

Plumber is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Other programs in this sector:

Recommendations

The following education is recommended: Grade 12 or equivalent preferred, including English 12; Algebra 11 or Trade Math 11; Physics 11 or Science & Tech 11.

 

The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 7-8 weeks (210-240 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,300 hours of work-based training.

 

A Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, after 21 weeks of training (refer to the Industry Training Authority for alternative paths into the occupation).

PROGRAM TYPES

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Jul 28 2023

Plumber, Steamfitter, Sprinklerfitter combined (HL)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 09 2023Jul 07 2023

Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Vernon, BC

Jan 23 2023Jul 06 2023

Plumbing and Piping Trades

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North Island College

Comox Valley

Jan 30 2023Jul 21 2023

Plumbing & Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Jan 30 2023Jul 20 2023

Plumbing and Piping Trades

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Camosun College

Interurban

Feb 06 2023Sep 01 2023

Plumber, Steamfitter, Sprinklerfitter combined (HL)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 06 2023Aug 04 2023

Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Feb 06 2023Jun 30 2023

Plumbing/Piping (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023Oct 06 2023

Plumber, Steamfitter, Sprinklerfitter combined (HL)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 03 2023Sep 29 2023

Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Apr 17 2023Nov 10 2023

Plumber, Steamfitter, Sprinklerfitter combined (HL)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

May 08 2023Nov 03 2023

Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Duncan Ave. Penticton

Jul 31 2023Jan 18 2024

Plumbing and Piping Trades

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Jul 31 2023Jan 25 2024

Plumbing and Piping Trades

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Aug 28 2023Feb 02 2024

Piping Trades (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Aug 28 2023Feb 02 2024

Plumbing and Piping Foundation

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Aug 28 2023Mar 01 2024

Plumbing/Piping (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Sep 05 2023Jan 25 2024

Piping Trades Foundation

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 05 2023Mar 08 2024

Plumbing

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 25 2023Mar 28 2024

Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 06 2023May 10 2024

Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 08 2024Jul 05 2024

Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Comox Valley

Jan 29 2024Jul 19 2024

Plumbing & Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

5054 48th Ave SE Salmon Arm, BC

Jan 29 2024Jul 11 2024

Plumbing and Piping Trades

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Jan 29 2024Jul 18 2024

Plumbing and Piping Trades

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 05 2024Aug 02 2024

Piping Foundation (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Feb 05 2024Jun 28 2024

Plumbing/Piping (Harmonized)

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