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

Institution

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 06 2022Oct 28 2022

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 12 2022Oct 28 2022

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 24 2022Dec 16 2022

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

Program

Contact

Camosun College

Interurban

Oct 31 2022Dec 23 2022

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 31 2022Dec 16 2022

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

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Camosun College

Interurban

Nov 07 2022Dec 23 2022

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Feb 17 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Feb 17 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 09 2023Feb 24 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

Institution

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Date

Program

Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 21 2023Apr 06 2023

Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Harmonized)

INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER THE PROGRAM BUT HAVE NO ACTIVELY SCHEDULED INTAKES

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Campus

Program

Contact

Okanagan College

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

May 11 2021Jul 02 2021

Steamfitter/Pipefitter

Institution

Campus

Program

Contact

College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Apr 19 2022Jun 10 2022

Steamfitter/Pipefitter

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