Sheet Metal Worker
Sheet metal workers design, fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products. In fabrication work, sheet metal workers lay out and measure pieces to specifications. They cut and shape material and assemble and join the pieces with various techniques such as welding and using mechanical fasteners.
Designation Year: 1958
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Sheet Metal Worker, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Tinsmith (QC)
View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.
Discover the essential skills sheet metal workers need to succeed in their trade.
Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Sheet Metal Worker trade.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Sheet Metal Worker examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Sheet Metal Worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker.
View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Sheet Metal Worker Interprovincial Program Guide.
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