Sprinkler fitters lay out, install, repair, maintain, modify and test fire protection systems in a variety of buildings and settings. They work on all types of fire protection systems, including wet, dry, pre-action, stand pipe, clean agent, carbon dioxide and dry chemical.
Designation Year: 1976
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Sprinkler Fitter, in BC, NB, NL, NS, PE, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Fire Protection Mechanic (QC), Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer (ON), Sprinkler System Installer (MB, NT, NU, YT), Sprinkler Systems Installer (AB)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Sprinkler Fitter trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Sprinkler Fitter examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Sprinkler Fitter 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 Sprinkler Fitter.
View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Sprinkler Fitter Interprovincial Program Guide.
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