Plumber

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.

NOC: 7251

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)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Plumber trade. New exams are currently under development.

Occupational Standard for current exams

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.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills plumbers need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Plumber trade.

Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Plumber examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Plumber Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Plumber.

Interprovincial Program Guide

View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Plumber Interprovincial Program Guide.

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