Plumbers install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems such as water, hydronic, drain, waste and vent (DWV), low pressure steam, residential fire, chemical, and irrigation. 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.
Designation Year: 1958
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Plumber, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Plumbing (QC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Plumber trade. New exams are currently under development.
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Plumber trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Discover the essential skills plumbers need to succeed in their trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Plumber examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Plumber Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Plumber.
View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Plumber Interprovincial Program Guide.
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