Steamfitter/Pipefitter

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.

Pipefitters use blueprints and project specifications to construct and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals and fuel. Steamfitters are typically Pipefitters who specialize in pipe systems that move liquids or gases under high pressure. Steamfitters/Pipefitters test and maintain the systems once they are in place, using specialized equipment to ensure the safety of the pipes and other components of the system such as the automatic controls that are increasingly being used to monitor these systems. Steamfitters/Pipefitters often work on heating and cooling systems in large industrial plants as well as various systems in electric power plants. They must know how to work with a wide variety of materials because these systems are made of different types, including steel, copper, plastic and numerous metal alloys.

Steamfitter/Pipefitter is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Other programs in this sector:

 | Plumber

Recommendations

Recommended education: 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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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Feb 24 2023

Steamfitting

Institution

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Date

Program

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Feb 17 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 09 2023Feb 24 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

Program

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 21 2023Apr 06 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 11 2023May 26 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Camosun College

Interurban

May 01 2023Jun 16 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 05 2023Oct 27 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 05 2023Oct 27 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 18 2023Nov 03 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

Program

Contact

College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 16 2023Dec 01 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Camosun College

Interurban

Oct 30 2023Dec 22 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 30 2023Dec 22 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Camosun College

Interurban

Nov 06 2023Dec 22 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 06 2023Dec 22 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 03 2024Feb 16 2024

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 03 2024Feb 16 2024

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 08 2024Feb 23 2024

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 20 2024Apr 05 2024

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 11 2024Apr 26 2024

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

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