Steamfitters/pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain, repair and service equipment and piping systems carrying water, steam, fluids, gases, chemicals and fuel. This includes heating, cooling, lubricating and process piping systems.
Designation Year: 1966
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Steamfitter/Pipefitter, in BC, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Heating (QC), Steamfitter - Pipefitter (AB, MB), Steamfitter (ON)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Steamfitter/Pipefitter 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 Steamfitter/Pipefitter examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Steamfitter/Pipefitter Exam Breakdown 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 Steamfitter/Pipefitter.