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.
National Occupational Classification (NOC): 73110
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, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Roofer, Damp and Waterproofer (BC)
Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) New
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. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Job Market Reports
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Roofer examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Red Seal Self-Assessment and Exam Breakdown
Check how many questions there are on different topics, and reflect on your own experience and knowledge in the trade.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Roofer.