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 Occupational Standards for the Sheet Metal Worker trade. The Occupational Standards are the basis for the Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.
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 Sheet Metal Worker examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Sheet Metal Worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker.
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