Roofers install, repair and replace flat and sloped roofs. They work with membrane roofing systems that consist of a variety of materials with different application methods. They also install, replace and repair shingles, slate, shakes, roofing tiles, sheet metal and other preformed sheeting on sloped roofs.
Designation Year: 1981
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Roofer, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: N/A
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Roofer trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Discover the essential skills roofers need to succeed in their trade.
Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Roofer trade.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Roofer examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Roofer 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 Roofer.
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